My parts generally require a broken view, due to extreme aspect ratio (length/width). So I have to manually add some fixed amount to all of the dimensions. Is there some way in Draftsight or Autocad to automate this process, yet keep it "live" (If I adjust the dimension, it also changes to keep the fixed amount added but alter the dimension text like "ordinary" dimensions with the "<>".) I have a lisp routine that works, but it replaces the variable text with fixed text. I work almost entirely in a 2D environment.
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