How do I dimension a drawing.
Problem: The dimension feature does not display in the drawing as I assumed it would.
I was expecting something like |<- 48" ->|.
I'm using QCAD Community 126.96.36.199 on Fedora Core 10
My main interest in using QCAD is to enable me to draw dimensioned drawings of wood working projects.
In my initial trials, I am not seeing the dimensions in the drawing.
I have created three layers in addition to the main ( zero [ 0 ] ) layer. They are 'Drawing', 'Dimension', 'Construction Lines'.
The settings in Edit, Current Drawing Preferences, Dimensions are:
Text height: 0.1
Extension Line extension: 0.1
Extension Line offset: 0.1
Dimension Line gap 0.1
Arrow size: 0.1
The units of measurement are inches.
I have tried several of the dimension options ( aligned, horizontal ). They all seem to lay a line down directly on the line entity of the wood piece and the arrow and the numbers indicating the dimension, in short the structure I've seen in other CAD programs that display the dimension starting and ending point and the measurement are not present.
I'm using green as the color for the Drawing layer, yellow for the Dimension layer and magenta for the Construction Lines.