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OffsetText Property (IDisplayDimension)

Gets or sets whether or not to offset the text of a dimension.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Property OffsetText As Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IDisplayDimension
Dim value As Boolean
instance.OffsetText = value
value = instance.OffsetText
bool OffsetText {get; set;}
property bool OffsetText {
   bool get();
   void set (bool value);

Return Value

True to offset the dimension text, false to not


If this property is set to...



  • Dimension text is attached to the end of a leader that can be moved about freely.

  • Dimension line and extension lines to which the dimension text is associated do not move.



  • Dimension text is displayed on the dimension line.

  • Dimension line and extension lines can move when the dimension text is moved.

Because radial and diametric dimensions are already attached to the end of a leader, this property is not available for these types of dimensions.

See Also


SolidWorks 2004 SP4, Revision Number 12.4

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