Adding Dimensions

In technical drawings, dimensions are typically measurements for which the designer may be legally responsible. So while it is essential to know how to add specific dimensions to a drawing, it is also useful for your own information to use inquiry commands that measure linear objects (MEASUREGEOM or DIST) or find areas (AREA) without making specific annotations in the drawing (thus avoiding potential liability). We will discuss how to do this in the following section. In addition, we will add a variety of dimension objects that show specific measurements on the drawing. We will then end the section with a discussion on how to add a multileader, which is text pointing to a specific feature with an arrow, to a drawing.

Using Inquiry ...

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