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Setting the dimension extension line length

Created: 2013-02-01 by Tekla BetC_documentation@tekla.com

Software version: 
18.1
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Setting the dimension extension line length

You can adjust the length of the dimension extension lines.

To adjust the extension line settings:


  1. Go to the General tab of the Dimensions dialog box.
  2. Select an option from the Short extension line list:

    Options

    Description

    No

    Yes

    Use this option to create extension lines all of the same length:

    On grid lines only

    Use this option to use the short extension line automatically if a dimension line falls on a grid line. Elsewhere the extension line will be as usual.

  3. Click OK.
  4. If you need to adjust the extension line lengths, go to Tools > Options > Advanced Options > Dimensioning: General and use the following advanced options:
    • Use XS_DIMENSION_EXTENSION_LINE_TOWARD_FACTOR to adjust the length of the dimension extension lines that are facing towards the dimension points.

    • Use XS_DIMENSION_EXTENSION_LINE_AWAY_FACTOR to adjust the length of the dimension extension lines that are facing away from the dimension points.

    Text height * 1.0 (default)

    Text height * 1.5 (default)