On the Dimensions tab in the Style Editor you can create new, and change predefined Styles.
A component group is a type of object that can accept a Style. Styles can be applied to all types of dimensions. Certain Extensions will add component groups which will work identically to what is outlined below.
Under the Styles heading, all available Styles are displayed that are available for the selected component group. Both your own Styles and those that come from an external drawing will show. You can share your Styles with co-workers by sending your drawing containing desired Styles. When your co-worker has opened the drawing, they can save the Styles globally and are free to use your Styles in other drawings. You can also share them by sending the Style file directly. New Styles can be saved and found in your File Explorer in CET Documents > Styles as a .cmstl file. These can be shared with others by having them save the .cmstl file in the same location on their computer.
In the Style Editor there are four standard Style Tools:
|Add new style: Clones selection as a new style. New styles can be saved and found in your File Explorer in CET Documents > Styles as a .cmstl file. These can be shared with others by having them save the .cmstl file in the same location on their computer.|
|Delete style: Removes selected style. Default styles cannot be deleted.|
|Save style globally: If you want to use styles in other drawings, you have to save the style globally first. The style will be saved on your hard drive.|
|Reset style to default: Reverts a style to the default values.|
If a Style is not saved globally, you will be prompted when closing the Styles window with the prompt seen below. Selecting Yes or the X in the upper-right will close the Style Editor and you will only be able to use the Style in your current drawing. Selecting Cancel will keep the Style Editor open so you can save globally and then close.
For all dimension Styles you can change the following properties:
- Text alignment: Choose if text should be above, below, or in the middle of the dimension line.
- Distance unit 1: Choose the desired unit (i.e. meters, inches, etc.) in the drop-down menu. The dimension unit set in the Control Panel is the default and can be overridden here.
- Precision 1: Determines the decimal or fraction increments for how precise the first dimension should be.
- Distance unit 2: You can include an additional dimension unit. Select desired dimension unit in the drop-down menu.
- Precision 2: Changes how precise your additional dimension unit will be.
- Show metric unit : Enable this to always display the metric measurement unit when measuring using the Metric system.
- Stack distances: If you have two different distance units specified and select this option, the values are displayed separately instead of on the same row.
- Hide trailing zero: Lets you hide trailing zeroes when there are fractions in the distance unit.
- Arrow Head size: Choose the size of the arrow heads by entering a value in the input field. Measurement is based on Distance Unit selected in Control Panel.
- Arrow Head 1: You can change the type of each separate arrow head on your dimension. This means that you can have two different arrow head types on the same dimension.
- Arrow Head 2: Change the type of the second arrowhead, which can be different from the first on the same dimension.
- Gap: Adds space between the snap points of your dimension and the component being measured in the drawing. (A)
- End line length: Extends the end lines for your dimension past the line with the text. (B)
See how your new Style will appear in the drawing view. The changes will be displayed instantly so you can see the result.