Post by marvin0 » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 00:18:31

In AutoCAD dimensioning, there is a setting whereby you can force it
to ' *** band' the text and place it outside of the immediate area
with a leader back to the dimension line. Does Microstation J have
such a feature?



Post by Inga Moroz » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 00:52:46

No, but MicroStation V8 does. It's called Ball and Chain dimensioning.

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Post by Dave Stol » Mon, 19 Jan 2004 07:29:52

Use the modify element command. left click on the part of the dim you want
to move and drag it around...
much easier than acad.


Post by Richard Ba » Thu, 24 Feb 2005 23:07:50

I trying to do two consecutive dimensions. i would like a them to be a
solid dimension line with terminators, no breaks. I would like the
dimension text to be horizontal and to lie on the outside left or right of
the dimension self. Fyi, the dimension I taking is in the horizontal
already as it is along the x-axis.

Again, I would like the dimension to show up on the outside left, and
outside right of the dimension, inline.

Ie made some adjustments in settings, but all Ie done is either put the
dimension centered btwn the terminators or centered and the terminators on
the outside of the dimension.


Post by Daniel Mac » Fri, 25 Feb 2005 09:54:05


Here is a V7 answer. The V8 dialog setup may be a bit different.
Open the dimension settings dialog.
Go to the Text section and set the Orientation to Inline.
Go to the Placement section and set Location to Manual. This lets you
dynamically position the text. You can also use the Modify Element
command to move the dimension text and other parts of the dimension
after placing it.