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AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press by Scott Onstott

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Chapter 11 Dimensioning

Dimensioning is the art of annotating drawings with precise numerical measurements. The process is generally straightforward in the AutoCAD® program because everything is typically drawn in real-world scale. Dimensions will automatically display the correct measurements as long as the geometric objects to which they refer are drawn to actual size.

In this chapter, you’ll learn the mechanics of dimensioning in modelspace. Dimensioning in paperspace and in viewports is covered in Chapter 13, “Working with Layouts and Annotative Objects.”

In this chapter, you’ll learn to:

  • Style dimensions
  • Add dimensions
  • Edit dimensions

Style Dimensions

The appearance of dimensions (the size of text and arrows, the length of extension ...

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