The text displayed around a reference dimension (not a model item dimension) in a drawing view can be controlled by DriveWorks.
If a dimension, that is a model item, is required to have the text driven we recommend using the SOLIDWORKS Powerpack function Set Dimension Text.
A dimension text rule is used to control the text shown on a reference dimension in a drawing.
SETTEXT( [TextPosition] , [Text] )
TextPosition is an index number representing the position to place the text (see chart below)
Text is a number or text to insert in that position
|Position Image||Description||TextPosition Index Number|
|Places text to the left of the display dimension||1|
|Places text to the right of the display dimension||2|
|Places text above the display dimension||3|
|Places text below the display dimension||4|
|Replaces all text in the display dimension with the string||5|
|"SetText(2,OAll Length)"||Places the text OAll Length after the display dimension|
|"SetText(4,Reference Only)"||Places the text Reference Only below the display dimension|
DriveWorks has two helper functions that assist in the creation of dimension text. These are found in the DriveWorks Rule Builder functions list.
|DimensionText("Left","","Right","")||Sets the text to the left of the dimension to be Left, and the text to the right to be Right.|
|DimensionTextAll("All Text")||Removes all of the text from the dimension, including any to the left, top, right, and bottom, and replaces it with All Text.|