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How To Control Site Plan Dimension Size

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I've been experimenting with a Chief facebook tutorial to create a site plan and can't seem to get the dims large enough to read. Where is the size controlled? See pic below?

 

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Not at my computer but try Default Settings>CAD>General CAD.

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Not at my computer but try Default Settings>CAD>General CAD.

Thanks Michael, That does control some aspects like decimal feet etc. but I couldn't where it controlled size.

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Place the polylines or terrain perimeter on the layer that has the text style that you want.

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I just got back to my computer.  William beat me to it...sort of.  Yes, those are controlled via your layer settings.  To clarify though, you don't necessarily need to place them on a specific layer.  That layer just needs to have the desired text defaults in the particular Layer SET that you are using.  The same layer can have a different text style in each and every layer set if you want it to (i.e. you can switch layer sets and your text size can change with it). 

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I am at my computer and man was this challenging for me the first time.  So here is the map for others in this situation.

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I am at my computer and man was this challenging for me the first time.  So here is the map for others in this situation.

 

Chopper,

 

You don't actually have to go into your default settings at all.  That Current CAD layer is simply showing whatever you have Current CAD Layer set to so all you really have to do is go directly to the desired layer and change it there.  In other words, as soon as you change Current CAD Layer, those settings will change in your default settings.   

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MIchael,  This would be assuming that you already have a Plot Plan Layer Set that has been established?  Or are you just saying that I could skip DBX #1 and #2?

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You can skip steps 1 and 2 and you could potentially skip steps 4 and 5 as well.  You could simply change the text style to an existing text style in whatever layer you're drawing on (Current CAD Layer).

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Just to add a quick note here.  You can control text for a lot of things via layer settings.  A few that specifically come to mind...

 

-CAD Lengths and Angles

-Labels

-Callouts

-Any other dimension or text set to "Use Layer For Text Style"

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