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2004-07-20, 10:22 PM
Two questions: 1) Is there a way to effectively "text mask" a dimension (including the linework)
2) Is there a way to change the extension lines of a dimension to a specific linetype such as "center"?
2004-07-20, 11:41 PM
I think you could place a 3d face over the dimension
element you want to 'mask' and use the hide command.
I don't think so for the dimension linetype.
2004-07-21, 07:25 AM
1. In addition to Michael's above suggestion you could also use a WipeOut Object (both methods have their limitations, main one that applies to both - Dimension Object and Mask are not linked). Just for your info, AutoCAD 2005 has this functionality built in.
Below is from an AutoCAD 2005 review -
MTEXT and Dimension text now supports background fill/mask capability.
Backgrounds for multiline text and dimensions. Add an opaque fill or background mask to emphasize multiline text and dimension text in a visually complex drawing.
2. No. If I remember correctly, there was an item on the old Wish List that dealt with this. You might want to start a new Wish List Item (http://forums.augi.com/forumdisplay.php?f=57) that addresses this required functionality.
Have a good one, Mike
2004-07-21, 01:40 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them out!
2004-07-21, 02:29 PM
If you are using 2005, change the text fill color to 'background' and it will mask the dimension text.
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