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Dimension text out of order when opened in AutoCAD?

Not sure if this is an AutoCAD or ProgeCAD question, but:

I started a drawing from scratch and set up my text style in ProgeCAD. When my client opens the drawing in Auto CAD the dimension text is out of order. For example: 14'-0" displays normally on my ProgeCAD drawing, but when he looks at it the text displays "0-'14. I have Autodesk TruView on my laptop and it displays out of order there too. Previously I have not had any problems sharing & editing drawings which were originally created with AutoCAD, or even Carlson. Any ideas?
asked 3 years ago in progeCAD by hxdooguy81 / Level: Smart End of the Tape Measure (24 points)

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Apparently the text style I was using and AutoCAD do not play well together. I was able to change the text style and everything is OK.

On another note: I downloaded Autodesk TrueView to the same desktop I'm running ProgeCAD. It seems to run OK along side ProgeCAD and is good for checking to make sure there are no quirks when sharing drawings between AutoCAD users.
answered 3 years ago by hxdooguy81 / Level: Smart End of the Tape Measure (24 points)
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A common mistake people make is when they use "Standard" dimension style or any style that is defined differently from one drawing to another.  Standard is defined differently on almost everybody's drawings.  The problem presents itself when a style is imported by inserting a block that contains dimensions of the style of the same name that already exists in the drawing.  On the other hand, if you saved a drawing in ProgeCAD and then opened it in AutoCAD it should display correctly unless there is some non-existent DIMVARS in ProgeCAD that exist in AutoCAD.  They can usually be corrected with a LISP routine to redefine the style.  I'm glad to know this.  I will create a routine for our team to redefine dimension styles that have problems, if they indeed have problems.
answered 1 year ago by bdeshawn / Level: CAD Student (52 points)

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