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These are questions I should have asked years ago, probably in CAD 101, I've been fighting with QLeader for that long.
When I dimension a 2D drawing, I first select one of my pre-configured dimension styles. If I place a linear dimension the current dimension style is applied. I can click on the dimension text, and move it anywhere I want. The dimension and extension lines stay attached to their snap points, but grow or shrink in length depending on where I position the text. Similarly, if I place a diameter dimension on a circle, I can then rotate the dimension around the circle, or move the text out away from the circle. But the arrow head continues to touch the circle. If I want to change the size, I select the text or any of the lines, and change the dimension style. Both the arrowhead and text change simultaneously.
Often I have a need to place a pointer and comment on a feature that is not a circle. The fastest way to do this is with QLeader. The problem is, once placed, the text and leader act like two separate objects. To change the overall size, I have to change the dimension style of the arrowhead and leader, and then the text size. Why can't I simply change the dimension style? And why can't I grab the text, and move it where I want, without getting funky leader lines? MLeader is even worse . It ignores the current dimension style, always using the "default" dimension style. (I don't even know where to change the "default" size. Again, to edit the size of the MLeader, I have to change the text and leader separately. And still the same funky problem with the leader lines.
What I WANT is something that operates like the diameter dimension, but can be placed at ANY snap, not just a circle. (I realize I can draw a circle, apply a diameter dimension, edit the dimension, position it, and then delete the circle, but I don't think this is an efficient solution.)
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.