Chapter 7. Dimensioning and Area Calculations

Chapter Objectives

Understand the function of dimensioning variables.

Set dimensioning variables.

Save and restore dimensioning styles.

Correctly use the following commands and settings:

Aligned Dimensioning

Align Text

AREA

Baseline Dimensioning

CAL

Continue Dimensioning

DIMASSOC

DIMBREAK

DIMDLE

DIMEDIT

Dimension Edit

Dimension Style

DIMSCALE

DIMSPACE

DIMTXT

Grips

Linear Dimensioning

MATCHPROP

Oblique

Override

QDIM

REVCLOUD

STATUS

Update

Eight Basic Types of Dimensions

Eight basic types of dimensions can be automatically created using AutoCAD. They are linear, aligned, arc length, ordinate, radius, jogged, diameter, and angular. They are listed in the Dimension menu of the menu bar and ...

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