Monday, January 5, 2009

Adjusting Level or Grid Line Lengths

I've seen many people try to adjust their level or grid line lengths at the annotative ends when they are zoomed out and end up changing the text value or putting in an elbow instead.  If you need to be zoomed out so you can see all of your annotative ends, here's a little trick to help you avoid the mistaken elbow or text edit.  With a grid line or level line selected, uncheck the box next to or above/below the annotation...this will turn it off and only give you the option to adjust the end.  Drag the end where you need it, then re-check the box to turn the annotation back on.

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Daniel Hurtubise said...

Just use TAB to select the drag point. No need to turn off the grid bubbles.

Tony Isenhoff said...

Another way that I recommend to our staff is to highlight the grid or level, then place your curser over the grip and hit the tab key. Watch in the status bar until it reads either

3D - Modify the level by dragging its model end

2D - Modify the level by dragging its view specific extent

Click and drag!

Dwane Lindsey said...

Thanks guys! Just goes to show there's always a couple ways to get the job done. :)