Posted Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:32:52 GMT by Nenad

Hi all,

Is there a way to prevent dimensions overlaping (see the lower right corner in the attached drawing)



Attachment: dimensions

Posted Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:40:41 GMT by Marian Bandzak

Hi Nenad,

You can switch-on the default "Allow leader lines for dimensions" - see also attached picture, I use CZ version so I don´t know the exact name of default now. I didn´t test it for case like yours, only I know that it is working for overlaping texts in one dimension.



Attachment: default.png

Posted Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:44:43 GMT by Nenad

Hi Marian,

the option you mentioned is turned on. (Also - I have seen it working on some other drawings) However, from some reason for such a small chamfer (as shown in the attached pic) - it is not working...

When there is just 1 dimension line it is not a biggy, but not rarely we have 3-4 dimension lines, and the problematic one is the nearest to the model.

Now the other lack of the interface comes to the surface: it would be easier if I could select few dimensions and stretch them at once (nice little command strethc you have, very useful)... (yes, I know there is the option to hold the shift and click the blue nodes of the dimesions, but it is a time consuming, especialy if you miss the node, and click the line instead. THe shift+click on the line deselct is, and there I am needed to click even more - to select it again, and then to make it red...)

How much easier it would be if the stretch could work on dimensions... Wno knows - maybe in some next versions of Advance Steel... :)



p.s. - Do we or don't we have to zip the files before attaching them? Is this reqirement obsolete:

(IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please archive your file before uploading it (recognizable archive formats are ZIP and RAR). Please do NOT send us unarchived DWGs or other files. Our server will reject them.)

When I think again, I think I saw few more attachments not packed (from users, not the support stuf)?

Posted Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:23:05 GMT by Marian Bandzak

Hi Nenad,

Unfotunately there is no option for the behavior you require in the current version of AS, maybe there will be some improvement from Autodesk in next versions.

For attachments, the requirement to attach files in single archive is still valid, please attach files in the required form also in future. I forwarded to Graitec also your other comments to forum functionality.



Posted Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:05:58 GMT by Flavia Miclausi Graitec ROMANIA R&D Concrete Team Leader

Hello Nenad,

Regarding the requirement to archive the files before uploading them, the situation is the following: only one file can be uploaded (for more files the user should zip them).

Also, you should be aware that many file types are excluded from upload for certain webserver security reasons. But you can upload usual non-archive files (images, *.doc, *.pdf, etc) without any problem.

If you have any other requirements in order to improve the forum functionality, please let us know and we will do our best to implement them.


Flavia Miclausi


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