The dimension style is specific to each prototype and contains the graphic information about the elements used by Advance Steel to create dimension lines, leader lines etc, allowing you to configure arrowheads, primary units precision, text style and many other parameters required to customize the dimension lines.
To configure and use a custom dimension style, perform the following steps, which include modifying the prototype and changing the default dimension style used by Advance Steel when detailing.
C:\ProgramData\Graitec\AdvanceSteel\2010\Shared\Support\Prototypes - Windows Vista / 7
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Graitec\AdvanceSteel\2010\Shared\Support\Prototypes - Windows XP.
You can add a new dimension style, or configure an existing one by using the two buttons on the right side: "New" or "Modify".
If you choose "New", then enter a new name and use one of the existing styles as a reference. We recommend using the existing DSC_ ones as a reference for the new style.
- Change the linetype or line color used by lines in dimensions.
There are also other settings like text style, alternative units or fit options that affect the Advance Steel dimension style.
7. After the prototype is configured, you need to change a default value that will allow the Advance Steel detailing to use this modified "Dimension style" when creating the automatic details. To change the default, open the Management Tools and go to "Defaults".
In the Drawing - Dimensioning category there are a series of defaults that control certain dimensions used:
Dimension style for arc dimensions
Dimension style for linear dimensions
Dimension style for radial dimensions
Dimension style for slope triangle dimensions
Note: Leader line arrow types can be configured and used with the following default: Dimension style for linear dimensions, which is common in this case.