Editing Dimension Texts Properties

This task explains how to access and, if needed, edit dimension text properties.
Open the Brackets_views02.CATDrawing document. Create a diameter dimension, for example.
  1. Select a dimension (whatever the type) on the CATDrawing you opened.

  2. Select Edit > Properties and click the Dimension Texts tab.

You can also right click the current element and then select the Properties command from the displayed contextual menu.

  1. If needed, modify the available options.

  • Prefix - Suffix: you can insert either a symbol or a text before the dimension text or a text after the dimension text.

You cannot insert a prefix and a suffix. When one of them is inserted the other one is deactivated.

If you want to remove the symbol before the dimension text, click the Insert Symbol icon and, from the list of symbols that appears, select the None symbol: .
  • Associated Texts: you can insert texts before, after, below and above the main and the dual value.
Dimension texts positioning: 

  • Dimension score options: you can choose to score only the value, all dimension texts or not to score (for Main Value and/or Dual Value).
  • Dimension frame options: you can choose to include in the frame Value+tolerance+texts or Value+tolerance or Value for Main Value, Dual Value or both. 
  1. Click OK to validate and exit the dialog box.