Arrowheads - an old chestnut!

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Arrowheads - an old chestnut!

Postby corinoco » 11 May 2011, 14:06

I may be asking something that has been solved years ago, then again maybe not...

We want to change all our arrows to am ore 'architectural' style - the old fashioned 'wide-and-heavy' look.

In doing so, I have uncovered first a bona-fide bug in the arrow controls -

"Please enter a value between and ." when an angle larger than 90° is entered in the Manage:Additional Settings:Arrowheads:Type Properties:Arrow Width Angle setting.

As a bug - it doesn't tell you what angles are the allowable range.

As a gripe - we need to enter an angle larger than 90° - prefferably 135°. Can the range be made 1° to 179°?

As a second gripe - we can't alter the lineweight for the arrowhead, it is greyed out. We want to be able to make heavier arrows.

As a third gripe - we can't create our own custom arrowheads. This would be VERY USEFUL, especially as we can now customize pretty much every other arrowhead-like element, such as levels, spot heights, etc.

As a failure of my memory - I can't remember if there is an 'official' channel for such issues... do we report this as a support issue through our subscription panel?

Cheers!
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Re: Arrowheads - an old chestnut!

Postby corinoco » 11 May 2011, 14:20

The following image shows an example.

The piece of text has the best arrow we can manange - 90° arrow, lineweight same as leader. BORING!

The arrow below is what we want to see - FUNKY & EXCITING! (this is made of detail lines)

It's not too much to ask, is it?

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Re: Arrowheads - an old chestnut!

Postby Wesley » 13 Jun 2011, 19:22

A line-based family would resolve this quite neatly...
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Re: Arrowheads - an old chestnut!

Postby corinoco » 19 Jul 2011, 16:47

One of the system families is already line-based, but we can't customize the linetype of the arrowhead, and you get one of those great errors that says: "Can't alter value to numbers between and ." when you try to enter an angle greater than 90. *sigh*

Oh to be able to edit system families....
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