Set font characteristics for leader text or dimension text

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font
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#1

Finally I can set font characteristics for text in 2016.

http://www.sketchup.com/intl/en/developer/docs/ourdoc/view#draw_text

But It only works for screen text and the size can only be defined in points.

I still can’t set font characteristics for leader text or dimension text.
Dimension text especially should usually be set to a height in units not points as you can in the Model Info window.

And I still can’t access or set the defaults in the Model Info window.

So this “improvement” is no help for me.
Somebody please tell me if I’m missing something.


#2

This particular improvement was for a long requested exposure of properties of the screen text used for Ruby tools.

Which remain on the requested list.

Many of the defaults in SketchUp can only be set via a model template. This is awkward for scripting, and no help for an existing model file.


#3

Is there an official “requested list” published somewhere?


#4

Sorry, no. The “official” one is a company internal database.

(But I have personally witnessed the logging of these requests several times over the last 7 years.)

But there is a saying, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”

So, I’m moving this thread to the Developer > Feature Requests category.


#5

I squeeked last February.

So the new feature got my hopes up.


#6

Several years ago I suggested a raft of missing API features at a Boulder Basecamp…
Which were duly noted by the SketchUp guys at the public meeting
These including access to Text’s:
height
pt or size setting
font
alignment
etc
… no joy thus far…