How to change angle of dimension text?

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dculp
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How to change angle of dimension text?

Post by dculp » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:05 am

For linear dimensions the dimension text aligns with the dimension line. Thus, for a vertical dimension line the text is rotated 90 degrees to the horizontal. Can this dimension text be set to horizontal? (The same question applies to any dimension lines that aren't horizontal.)

I see that dimension text "angle" is discussed here (https://qcad.org/doc/qcad/3.0/developer ... _data.html) but I have no idea what to do with this.

QCAD 3.25.2
Windows 7 Pro

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Re: How to change angle of dimension text?

Post by Husky » Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:01 am

dculp wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:05 am
Can this dimension text be set to horizontal? (The same question applies to any dimension lines that aren't horizontal.)
No, that is in the current QCAD version not possible. The only way to do that is to explode the dim but you will lose on that way the dim functionality.
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Re: How to change angle of dimension text?

Post by ryancousins » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:25 pm

dculp,

Just a few days ago, I put in a request for this same feature in the QCAD bugtracker. https://www.ribbonsoft.com/bugtracker/. It is item 2190. You can upvote that ticket if you would like. I don't know if that vote number has impact on what features are chosen to be implemented but I thought I'd mention it.

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Re: How to change angle of dimension text?

Post by dculp » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:25 pm

How to upvote?

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Re: How to change angle of dimension text?

Post by ryancousins » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:05 pm

How to upvote?
You will need to register to create an account on the Bugtracker platform. Then you can click on the numerical value to the right of the word "vote" and it should index that number.
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