Additional text on (below) dimension lines

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Additional text on (below) dimension lines

Post by StefanChrist » 25 Sep 2018, 11:49

Hello Support,

is it possible to add additional text to dimension lines? We would like to show the measured dimensions above the line and the additional text below. It seems that AutoCAD support this, but I cannot figure out if this is also possible with CAD .NET.

Thank you!

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Re: Additional text on (below) dimension lines

Post by support » 25 Sep 2018, 13:53

Hello Stefan,

AutoCAD allows to add a text below the dimension line by using a Text override property and the portion <>\X:


The text which goes after "<>\X" is displayed below the dimension line:


CAD .NET also supports the Text override property for dimensions (CADDimension.TextOverride), but it doesn't recognize "<>\X" at the beginning and just replaces the existing text with "<>\XNotes below dimline". I have forwarded this issue to the development team by opening a support case.

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