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52 minutes ago, Alfred said:

As in DrawPlus, the ‘Scale with object’ option only applies to line weights. Also as in DP, Artistic Text resizes when you resize its container but Frame Text does not.

So because the text is 'Frame' text it will not change size. I noticed that if I change it to 'Artistic' text then it does resize but the downside to that is when I drag the group resizing handles of the dimension lines the text will distort.

That means I will either have to add the dimension text each time using Artistic text or rasterize the file so I can resize the whole drawing.That's OK if I only want that one resize but I would have to save the original unrasterized for subsequent resizing - unless there is a simpler way!


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8 minutes ago, jackamus said:

when I drag the group resizing handles of the dimension lines the text will distort

The aspect ratio should be maintained if you drag a corner handle.


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Hi Alfred,

Yes that is true but I want to drag a side handle up or down or side to side to resize the dimension lines that does not maintain the aspect ration. This is so it will fit various dimensions on the drawing.


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25 minutes ago, jackamus said:

I want to drag a side handle up or down or side to side to resize the dimension lines that does not maintain the aspect ratio

I wondered whether that was what you had in mind, Jack! Why not cut the text objects before resizing the group, and then paste them back in again and resize them to fit?


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1 hour ago, Alfred said:

I wondered whether that was what you had in mind, Jack! Why not cut the text objects before resizing the group, and then paste them back in again and resize them to fit?

Thanks for the suggestion Alfred but it would be too tedious.


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Perhaps the Constraints feature in AD will help you achieve your goal.


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Hi Alfred,

This might do the job but, although I have found the 'Constraints' tab via 'View', I can't work out how I can apply it to the text.


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