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Matthias Schwarz

Setting text size in Dimension object?

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Hi all,


I like to modify the text size (e.g. enlarge 10x) of a dimension object in a PIO.

I tired both ovDimTextSizeInPoints and ovDimFontSize.  I can read these variables, but when I set them no effect?

At least GetObjectBounds() never gives a changed value, even after ResetObject().

Are these values ReadOnly or i missed something here.




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If you look at the drawing Tree or try to ungroup your Dimension object (CTRL + U), you will find out that there are Lines Nodes and a Text Node :




You can then easily change the charSize of the Text Object with for example : 

virtual void ISDK::SetTextSize(MCObjectHandle textBlock, Sint32 firstChar, Sint32 numChars, WorldCoord charSize);


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Hi Cmb,


this looks like the way to go, we actually work already with the VWTextBlockObj inside of dimension objects.

Thank you 🙂





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