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Why would you ever dimension something in paperspace? That's just bad.
I've seen the others done, not a good idea... the only benefit is your
text doesn't get cut off when you botch the zoom setting on the
viewport/tab... if you are drawing something and need it zoomed at two
different scales and therefore need 2 different font sizes and leader
sizes, best to make a file of drawing... then make a layer of text and
dimensions for each size, or simply make two new files and xref in the
drawings (sans text).

Best answer, is don't use paperspace for anything (unless you have a
plan with a matchline), and if at all, just for printing with a border,
although xreffing a border takes care of that too

-g

-----Original Message-----
From: Polhemus, Bill [mailto:BPolhemus(--nospam--at)wje.com]
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2006 8:47 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: AUTOCAD: What's Your Preference?

(Only answer if you're "modern" and use "Paper Space"):

When annotating drawings with dimensions, notes, callouts, etc., do you:

1)	Put those in Model space and size them accordingly,
2)	Put them in Paper Space, or
3)	Have some combination of 1) and 2) that you prefer (please
elaborate)?

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
Senior Associate
mailto:bpolhemus(--nospam--at)wje.com
WJE
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Engineers I Architects I Material Scientists
10235 West Little York, Suite 245
Houston, Texas 77040
P: 832-467-2177 F: 832-467-2178
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