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Can Dimensions be "stretched" via VBA

Can Dimensions be "stretched" via VBA

Can Dimensions be "stretched" via VBA

(OP)
I've been banging my head on how to stretch a dimension via VBA.  When I add a dimension to a selection set and then move the object the whole dimension moves.  What I want to do is just move that control point and leave the other end fixed.  Ideas? Work arounds?  I thought about sendcommand but then I'd have to convert all my points to strings.....NOT.
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RE: Can Dimensions be "stretched" via VBA

Hi RickyD302,

You'll need to move the endpoint or startpoint of the dimension entity, not the entire dimension itself.

HTH
Todd

RE: Can Dimensions be "stretched" via VBA

(OP)
And here lies the problem.  How do I get the endpoints of the dimension via VBA.  I tried to use a selection set but not luck.  any ideas.  I'm to the point right now that I'm using ThisDrawing.sendcommand ("stretch",........)

RE: Can Dimensions be "stretched" via VBA

Hi RickyD302,

look at the ExtLine1Point and ExtLine2Point properties for dimaligned entities in the help files, this should get you what you need.

HTH
Todd

RE: Can Dimensions be "stretched" via VBA

(OP)
I'm working with dimrotated so the ExtLine1 & 2 points are not exposed.  I'm working on getting those points via visual lisp. I'm new to all this stuff.

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