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    We have done further updates to Dimension tool with recently released version - 28.3


    You can create and use your custom scale for dimension, hide or show units on dimensions and dimensions are now sticky to the object - they transform as well when you transform the object.

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    Richard Geoffrion commented  · 

    About your answer to me, Egor

    WOW! Thanks for your example. Indeed, if you know this way to do it, it is not necessary to use an additional tool.

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    Richard Geoffrion commented  · 

    With dimension commands, a function to provide center lines would be very useful. Here's a simple possible approach to creating a command based on an existing function in the software. We could use the dashed line command for this. Only the length of the center cross and the space (equal) on both sides and the overshoot of the circle would need to be configured. I tested this using calculations in Excel and it seems to work well (see the attached drawing, note the result with a circle that's too small).

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    Richard Geoffrion commented  · 

    I think it's reasonable to use the "Arrows" function in "Strokes" to choose your arrowhead. However, it should be possible to reuse the document while retaining the arrowhead, even if you're using another computer without the library, after adding your arrowhead to the library. It's a bit like what is possible to do with styles.
    I'm looking forward to testing the arrowhead selection in the tool.

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    Richard Geoffrion commented  · 

    When dimensioning, there is no space provided when pulling the dimension line. When two points are found, there should be an option to pull the dimension line.

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    Richard Geoffrion commented  · 

    Illustrator is a graphic software. It is important to maintain complete control over all graphic aspects and the arrow is essential. Ideally, we should be able to create our own arrow using the symbols function instead of the arrow function in the stroke (adding arrows in the system is too complicated for an average user). The text should be placed above the dimension line.

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    Richard Geoffrion commented  · 

    We need a tool that measures horizontal and vertical lengths as well as angles, angular lengths, radii and diameters. This tool should be compatible with ANSI and ISO standards.
    It’s really ridiculous to have to pay $350 for a tool that has been around for decades on Corel. Wondering why I don’t go to Corel? This is what I have been asking my employer without success for years. Which one, between you or my employer, will move first?

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    Richard Geoffrion commented  · 

    Illustrator is not a technical drawing software and Hotdoor add-in do the job, even if it is frustrating to pay twice.
    I think a simple series of scripts can do the job for what we usually need.
    A series of scripts to linear dimensions align dimension, radius dimensions, diameter dimensions and angle dimensions can do the job if they respect ANSI standards.
    A well-commented script is easy to customize and could be an introduction to learn the script editing.
    Answer for the Sharma question:
    No, it is not enough for a dimension takes in Adobe XD service. Often, we need dimensions on the artwork with a highly graphic quality.

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