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Entering New Dimensions

In This Chapter

arrow Placing dimensions in drawings

arrow Choosing a dimensioning method

arrow Creating and modifying your own dimension styles

arrow Adjusting dimension sizes to suit the drawing plot scale

arrow Placing and modifying annotative dimensions, including details at other scales

arrow Modifying dimensions

In drafting, either CAD or manual, dimensions are special text labels with attached lines that, together, clearly indicate the size of something. Although it’s theoretically possible to draw all the pieces of a dimension by using AutoCAD commands, such as Line and mText, dimensioning is such a common drafting task that AutoCAD provides special commands to do the job more efficiently. These dimensioning commands group the parts of each dimension into a convenient, easy-to-edit package, much like a block. In fact, AutoCAD actually produces each dimension as something it calls an ...

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