I know people have been looking for a dim style without all the lines, for sales brochures for example, at least here in Holland. Almost all revert to detail items with a line and a label reading the line length. Looks good, but a pain in the a$$ to manage.
With Ordinate dims you can turn off the lines, but the text also jumps to one of the sides of the dim line, so those have to be moved manually, which is also a pain in the a$$.
So, thought I’d give it a go with Dynamo. With normal dims, pretty simple add < and > as prefix and suffix, get the curve of the dim, find the middle, move text (all with help from the rhythm package of course (thanx @john_pierson).
But those Ordinate dims are a weird and special breed. The < and > work great but moving text isn’t. If you look at the attached project and dynamo script, you’ll see that it already goes BOOM when trying to get the curve of the dimension and I have no other idea how to get them for the Ordinate dims.
Any help would be appreciated.
AND of course typing this gives me an idea to try. Maybe start with normal dims, get the middle of those, replace the dim style to the Ordinate one and move text. Not tried that yet. If it works a workable workaround, but not having to switch style would of course be much better.