Dimension Text Alignment in NX Drafting

You can change the dimension text alignment when creating dimensions in NX Drafting. To change the alignment of the text, change the setting of the “Text Orientation” as shown in the figure.

As shown in the figure you can change the alignment of the text as

  • Horizontal Text
  • Text Aligned to Dimension Line
  • Text Over Dimension Line
  • Text Perpendicular to Dimension Line

If the dimension pop-up menu is not opening, move the mouse cursor then wait a second. A pop-up menu will appear near the mouse cursor.

Also, you can change this setting by clicking the right mouse button when creating a dimension. Change the “Text Orientation”  type in the list created after the right-mouse click when creating a dimension.

Note: This setting will be applied until you close the command. When you restart the command the setting will change to default settings.

If you want to change the “Text Orientation” settings for the dimensions in the new created files.

  1. Open the template part in the “C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX\UGII\templates”
  2. Start the Drafting application
  3. Start the “Drafting Preferences” (Menu => Preferences => Drafting)
  4. Click on the “Dimension => Text => Orientation and Location” in the dialog box.
  5. Set the “Orientation” in the “Orientation and Position” tab.
  6. Click “Ok” to close the dialog box
  7. Save the NX template file
  8. Close the NX template file

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