The following steps will show how to configure the Dimension Tool.
Go to the General Configuration tab in iConstruct menu and run the Dimension Tool Configuration.
This is an overview of the configurable items:
Set the font, font color and background color (area behind the dimension text).
Dimension Line Settings:
Line Width: the width in pixels of the dimension line.
Line Factor: adjust the scale of the pattern.
Pattern: numerical representation of the pattern designer.
Pattern Designer: click in here to design a dimension line pattern.
Color: colour of the dimension line.
Offset: distance of the line from the dimension points selected. This is entered in mm and converted to file units.
Padding: distance before the dimension line brackets start. This is entered in mm and converted to file units.
Model Item Unique Property: required for associating the dimension with the object, must be unique in the model.
Select an element in the background model and drag&drop it into the highlighted box.
Click into blank area next to the Category. In the drop-down list choose your Category (Item in our example).
Define the Property. In the drop-down list choose your unique Property (GUID in our example). It’s important that the Property is unique for each object.
Go to General Configuration ➤ Run Dimension Tool Configuration ➤ Set dimension settings ➤ Drag&Drop element in the window ➤ Define unique Category and Property ➤ Click OK