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Text Alignment in Graphics[]

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  • Subject: [mg127622] Text Alignment in Graphics[]
  • From: Matthias Bode <lvsaba at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2012 21:33:40 -0400 (EDT)
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Hola:
1. I have these graphics (it's a crank I designed and built)
Graphics[{{EdgeForm[Thin], White,        Rectangle[{0, 0}, {32.5 + 10 + 73.5 + 0.85 +              1.5, 34.8}]},      {Polygon[{{0, 0}, {32.5, 0}, {32.5, 21.9},            {32.5 + 10, 31.9}, {32.5 + 10 + 73.5, 31.9},            {32.5 + 10 + 73.5, 30.9},         {32.5 + 10 + 73.5 + 0.85, 30.9},            {32.5 + 10 + 73.5 + 0.85, 31.9},            {32.5 + 10 + 73.5 + 0.85 + 1.5, 31.9},         {32.5 + 10 + 73.5 + 0.85 + 1.5, 33.8},            {32.5 + 10 + 73.5 + 0.85, 33.8},            {32.5 + 10 + 73.5 + 0.85, 34.8},         {32.5 + 10 + 73.5, 34.8}, {32.5 + 10 + 73.5,              33.8}, {30.6, 33.8}, {30.6, 11.9},            {20.6, 1.9}, {0, 1.9}, {0, 0}}]},      {Text[1183.5*mm, {118.35/2, 36.8}]},      {Rotate[Text[348*mm, {120.35, 35.5/2}],          90*Degree]},      {Rotate[Text[319*mm, {98, 31.9/2}],          90*Degree]}, {Dashed,  Line[{{0, 17.4}, {118.35, 17.4}}],        Line[{{100, 0}, {100, 31.9}}]},      {Text[325*mm, {32.5/2, 19.4}]},      {Text[(118.35 - 32.5 -
  1.9)*mm
 ,          {118.35/2 + 16 + 1.9, 19.4}]},    {Text[         "Material:Blankstahl, rund, Durchmesser 19 \    mm.", {32, -3}]}, {Text["Passierstift dito, \    Durchmesser 8,5 mm, L=E4nge 39 mm.", {36, -6}]},      {Text["Stummell=E4nge oben rechts 15 mm.",          {23, -9}]}, {Text["Versteifungsdreiecke 6 mm, \    100 x 100 x 141,4 mm.", {34.5, -12}]},      {FontWeight -> Bold,        Text["Anwerfkurbel FJ40, Maschine 2F",          {118.35/2, 42}]}}]
The rectangle's lower left corner is at {0, 0}, for the texts
 {Text[         "Material:Blankstahl, rund, Durchmesser 19 \    mm.",{32, -3}]}, {Text["Passierstift dito, \    Durchmesser 8,5 mm, L=E4nge 39 mm.", {36, -6}]},      {Text["Stummell=E4nge oben rechts 15mm.",          {23, -9}]}, {Text["Versteifungsdreiecke 6 mm, \    100 x 100 x 141,4 mm.", {34.5, -12}]},
to be left aligned along the ordinate below the rectangle I have to set their x-coordinates, depending on the length of each text, between 23 and 36 rather than 0 as one might expect. These settings for x only work for a given size of the graphics. When I increase the size the texts move to right but not uniformly so. The texts inside the rectangle, the header and  {Text[1183.5*mm, {118.35/2, 36.8}]}, {Rotate[Text[348*mm, {120.35,35.5/2}], 90*Degree]}, however, move to their appropriate places.
How can the undesirable eastward migration of the texts below the rectangle be remedied?
2. Is there a symbol analogous to JoinForm["Round"] to round a polygon's corners? (EdgeForm[] does not accept "Round".)
Best regards,

MATTHIAS BODE
S 17.35775=B0, W 066.14577=B0
2'740 m
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