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Matthias Schwarz

*Calculating* size of Dimension-Objects?

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Hi all,


We want to significantly improve our part layout feature and determine the size of (mostly) linear dimension objects to create a clean, non-intersecting layout.
Is it anyhow possible to calculate length and width of dimension objects testable - without using GetObjectBounds (), etc.?


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Dimension Objects contain (multiple) VWTextBlockObj modifying the dimension.

VWTextBlockObj size varies by font, style and size.

Even this size calculation is probably very expensive to impossible. 🙄

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ovDimStartOffsetInCurrUnits will get you the dimension length, if that's primary what you're looking at. Depending on how precisely you're trying to calculate, you could fetch a number of additional dimension object variables to reconstruct the size.


Interestingly, I think in VS hLength() will work on dimensions, but I don't think there is an equivalent SDK command. You could see if ISDK::GetEndPoints() works

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Thanks for your reply JBenghiat, I have been on vacation so i did not see.


we decided to actually create temporary dimension objects and get their bounds while calculating the layout of the dimensions.




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