DIMTAD (System Variable)

 
 
 

Controls the vertical position of text in relation to the dimension line.

Type: Integer
Saved in: Drawing
Initial value: 0 (imperial) or 1 (metric)

0

Centers the dimension text between the extension lines.

1

Places the dimension text above the dimension line except when the dimension line is not horizontal and text inside the extension lines is forced horizontal ( DIMTIH = 1). The distance from the dimension line to the baseline of the lowest line of text is the current DIMGAP value.

2

Places the dimension text on the side of the dimension line farthest away from the defining points.

3

Places the dimension text to conform to Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS).

4 Places the dimension text below the dimension line.