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Posted: 9/16/2006 7:42:12 AM EST
I am no expert, I am drawing a floorplan. Going pretty smooth, but how do I adjust the size of the text when i do a dimension? I have tried "textsize", but that did nothing.

I am sure I will have more questions as the day progresses.

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/16/2006 7:44:10 AM EST
(AutoCAD 2004) DDIM > Modify > Click the "Text" tab, look for the "Text Height" box.
Link Posted: 9/16/2006 7:52:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
(AutoCAD 2004) DDIM > Modify > Click the "Text" tab, look for the "Text Height" box.


Oh wow, what a world of difference. Thanks. I kept having to zoom in to see the size of something. It was set at like 1/16 or 3/16 I can't remember.
Link Posted: 9/16/2006 7:56:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By enigma2y0u:

Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
(AutoCAD 2004) DDIM > Modify > Click the "Text" tab, look for the "Text Height" box.


Oh wow, what a world of difference. Thanks. I kept having to zoom in to see the size of something. It was set at like 1/16 or 3/16 I can't remember.
I would presume that the root of the issue is that your "DIMSCALE" is set to 1, which is inappropriate for your purpose. If you're drawing a flor plan of a house, it's probably 1/4"=1'-0" scale. Your DIMASCALE should be 48 (12/0.25). With the DIMSCALE set properly, you can reset the Text height to 1/8", and the arrow size to 3/32" and so forth.

<--- Held captive by the AutoDesk Taliban for 21 years. I wish they'd just cut my fucking head off already.
Link Posted: 9/17/2006 2:27:37 PM EST
All done, any achitects or contractors willing to give it a once over and tell me if there is enough information for my foundation/framer to go forward and select the right materials, place the footings in the right location for lower level load bearing walls, etc......

It is in Auto CAD format (DWG).

My dad and I will be doing most of the drywall,finishing work,electical,plumbing,etc.. So I am mostly concerned with the framing portion.

Link Posted: 1/2/2007 2:31:33 PM EST
OK, I have another question. I am laying out how I am going to do the tile work and I drew all the outlines. Is there a way I can make these one object so I can move it around without having to select all the lines. I thought it was possible, but I can't figure it out.

Anyone?
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 2:35:19 PM EST
Make'em all a Polyline by using the PEDIT command.....or better yet, just use the Hatch option to draw your tile.
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 2:42:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By GhostCat:
Make'em all a Polyline by using the PEDIT command.....or better yet, just use the Hatch option to draw your tile.


How can I create a hatch pattern that is a 13" square with a 1/4" spacing between them?
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 5:33:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By enigma2y0u:
OK, I have another question. I am laying out how I am going to do the tile work and I drew all the outlines. Is there a way I can make these one object so I can move it around without having to select all the lines. I thought it was possible, but I can't figure it out.

Anyone?


If you have them already drawn, turn the tiles into a block by using the BLOCK command. This will make all the lines you drew into one entity. Use REFEDIT to modify the block if you move it or something and you need to extend or trim lines.
Link Posted: 1/2/2007 5:47:44 PM EST
Set a different layer and type "bpoly" and pick inside the lines you want to do a boundary around.
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