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dimension labels <>

Postby ts232 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:03 pm

in 3.0, I have not been able to figure out how to add the <> to my dimension labels to put a " inch indicator after the dimension, as I was able to do in the 2.X edition. can't find anything about it in the docs either. help? thanks!

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Re: dimension labels <>

Postby Husky » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:25 am

Hello ts232,

instantly during the dimension generation in the Option Box ...

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... or you can select the dimension and edit it in the Property Editor window:

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Re: dimension labels <>

Postby andrew » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:23 am

Husky, thanks for the explanation and screenshots!

I only have one small addition: one can also right-click into these text fields and choose "Insert Symbol" in the context menu that pops up. This might be convenient if you don't remember the code for measured value (<>) or also stacked text (\Supper^lower;). The context menu also offers some commonly used symbols for diameter, square, plus/minus, etc.

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Re: dimension labels <>

Postby ts232 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:37 pm

thank you both for your very helpful replies. I am loving the new qcad 3!

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