Not possible. Is this a commonly used convention (in Architecture maybe?)?benjaminwharton wrote: ↑Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:16 amDoes anyone know if it's possible to edit or remove extension lines for TechDraw dimensions, like you can the Draft type? I've taken a look at the documentation on the various TechDraw dimensions (ie. TechDraw Dimension Length) but haven't managed to find anything.
Basically everything you can do in the Draft Workbench, in this case with Draft Dimension, should be implemented by TechDraw tools. As Yorik is an architect, most of his development in Draft was done thinking about architectural needs.
Do you know that it's possible to add Draft Dimensions to the model directly, and then use Arch SectionPlanes, and then TechDraw NewArch to get the drawing?
I've tried Draft Dimensions in the past but they never had the correct alignment when imported into a TechDraw page; although come to think of it that was before I understood how TechDraw elements are centered.
Ah that's interesting to know. I'll give that tutorial a look, thanks!vocx wrote: ↑Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:22 pmThis workflow is essentially what Yorik, an architect, has used since the beginning. It's kind of the most reliable way of showing floor plans and their dimensions. Of course, it is a bit of work because in this case you have to draw each Draft Dimension in the model itself. The TechDraw advantage is that it calculates the distances automatically, but personally I think this works better for mechanical parts than for architectural plans.
See the tutorial https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Manual:BIM_modeling
I just noticed that tutorial uses the deprecated Drawing Workbench. Of course, you should avoid it, and use TechDraw instead.
I can add a property to control draw/don't draw extension lines, but I would like to have a selector "Drawing Standard - pick one of ISO, ASME, GOSS, Architecture, ...". Currently the individual settings for arrows, section line format, multiview convention, etc are all separate.benjaminwharton wrote: ↑Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:27 pmThat's exactly it, I'm doing some architectural drawings to apply for a building permit. I have the layout and building done in FreeCAD already so it's simple to transfer it to a TechDraw page and add dimensions, but the dimensions look ugly with their long extension lines.
Do you want to enforce using these standards? I think having the possibility of using them is nice, but the user should have the freedom of choosing the individual options that he or she wishes.