Chapter 8. Dimensions

Chapter Objectives

Create and save a dimension style

Draw linear dimensions

Draw multiple linear dimensions using QDIM

Draw ordinate dimensions

Draw angular dimensions

Dimension arcs and circles

Dimension with multileaders

Change dimension text

Use associative dimensions

Use the HATCH command

Scale dimensions between paper space and model space

Introduction

The ability to dimension your drawings and add crosshatch patterns greatly enhances the professional appearance and utility of your work. AutoCAD’s dimensioning features form a complex system of commands, subcommands, and variables that automatically measure objects and draw dimension text and extension lines. With AutoCAD’s dimensioning tools ...

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