Rotated dimension

I work at a cabinet shop and we normally draw 11x17 layouts. We organize our
paper prints (shop and field install drawings) in 11x17 ring binders which
bind on the left 11" end so the paper is oriented horizontally. Rotated
dimensions read from the end of the page, which is OK because our title
block is a narrow strip at the right edge to save space and also reads that
However, sometimes the shape of a part or cabinet and the required scale
demands that the page is oriented vertically, which is mostly OK since now
the title block is at the bottom of the vertical page. But now rotated
dimensions require *another* 90 degree turn of the page and the binder is
now upside down to its normal orientation.
Almost everyone - 20 employees... and the boss - want to keep 'Aligned'
dimensions rather than 'Horizontal'. So my question is: Is there a way to
force roted dimension to rotate to the left rather than the right?
Am using Acad '02.
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If I understand correctly, you can try rotating the UCS before creating Aligned Dimensions, as this will cause them to behave differently relative to the model and paperspace. It's a bit of a pain if you are doing it a lot.....
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Michael Bulatovich
You can also rotate the dim text by using _dimedit command (also in dimension toolbar) Use the rotate option and either specify an angle or choose by two points. I
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Great! Both solutions work easily and are appropriate for different circumstances. I also wrote lisp routines and created button macros for both so what I need is only a couple of clicks or keystrokes.
Thank you both. Joe
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