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2019 Table of Contents

Dimension properties - Appearance tab

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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2019

Dimension properties - Appearance tab

Dimension properties - Appearance tab

Use the Appearance tab in the Dimension Properties dialog box to view and modify the settings affecting the dimension appearance.

  • To open the drawing level Dimension Properties dialog box, open the drawing, go to the Drawing tab and click Properties > Dimension.
  • To open the object level Dimension Properties dialog box, double-click a dimension in an open drawing.
  • To open Dimension Properties dialog box for general arrangement drawings before creating a drawing: On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties > GA drawing , and then click Dimension.

Option

Description

Text

Color

The color of the dimension mark text. This controls the line weight in printed drawings.

Height

Controls the height of the text used in the dimension marks in the drawing.

Font

Controls which font is used in the dimension mark.

Frame

Defines a frame for the dimension mark.

Place

Defines how the dimension mark is placed relative to the dimension line.

Line, Arrow

Color

Controls the color of the dimension line. The color controls the line weight in printed drawings.

Background mask

Select Opaque to hide the area of the drawing that is covered by the dimension mark.

Select Transparent to show the drawing content in the dimension mark background so that drawing linework is visible.

Arrow shape

Controls the type of mark used with the dimension line.

You can also create arrow types of your own, see Customize dimension line arrows.

Sets the height and the length of the arrowhead.

US Absolute dimensions

Controls the type of mark used with the dimension line in US Absolute dimensions.

Level dimensions

Controls the type of mark used with the dimension line in level dimensions.

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