Changing Dimension Text Location in NX Drafting

The dimension length is shown automatically on the dimension text after the dimension is created. You can change the text orientation and location on the existed dimensions in the NX Drafting. And also you can change this setting for the new dimensions.

Changing text position on the created dimensions:

  1. Click twice on the dimension.
  2. The editing box will open near the dimension.
  3. Click on the dimensioning text icon in the box as marked in the figure.
  4. The text positioning settings will be listed in the drop-down menu as;
    1. Horizontal Text
    2. Text Aligned to Dimension Line
    3. Text Perpendicular to Dimension Line
    4. Text at Specified Angle
  5. Select the text location method for the selected dimension.
  6. Press “Esc” or the middle mouse button to exit editing.

Changing text location for the new dimensions:

  1. Open the template part in the “C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX\UGII\templates”
  2. Start the Drafting application
  3. Open the “Drafting Preferences” (Menu => Preferences => Drafting)
    The “Drafting Preferences” dialog box will open
  4. On the Left Panel select “Orientation and Location” on the path of (Dimension => Text => Orientation and Location)
  5. Change the Orientation setting as shown in the figure.
  6. Start the “Dimensioning” command.
  7. Click on the “Settings” icon in the “settings” tab. 
  8. Click on the “Orientation and Location” on the path of (Text => Orientation and Location)
  9. Change the “Orientation” settings.
  10. Do not close the dialog box.
  11. If you can not see the “Inherit” tab, click on the drop-down arrow at the bottom of the dialog box.
  12. Change the “Setting Source” to “Preferences”.
  13. Close the dialog box.
  14. Save and close the NX template file.

Note: You can change this setting by using the “Drafting standards” in the “Customer Defaults” but sometimes it is not working.

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