Hi robjons21 and welcome to the forumBased on QCAD 3
1.Go to main menu > Drawing preferences > Dimension Settings – this is where you set the dimension settings that will apply to the current drawing only
. From here you can ‘untick’ keep proportions and adjust the text height, extension line extension, extension line offset etc... etc... In this dialog window you will also find other dimension options that you can set. When you are happy with your settings click OK/Apply. These settings will apply to the current drawing only
. If you want to set up default dimension settings that will apply to all new drawings – go to main menu > Application settings > Dimension > Default Dimension Settings.
3.Select Dimension tools e.g. Aligned (DA) – make sure snap is set to Auto and Restrictions are off.
4.Add dimension and ‘pull’ out and place at required location. Printing
It could be that your line weight is set to 0.00mm, try selecting a bigger line weight e.g. 0.25mm (ISO).
It’s easier to set up an assigned layer for dimensions and then set this layer (dimension) to the required line weight!
*Make sure this layer is turned on (eye icon) in print preview when you come to print.
*Make sure that in print preview that your drawing is positioned correctly on the paper - you will find tools to adjust in the 'top' tool bar.
Hope this helps