Chapter 7. Dimensioning a Drawing

Chapter Objectives

• Learn how to dimension objects

• Learn about ANSI standards and conventions

• Learn how to dimension different shapes and features

• Begin 3D dimensioning


Inventor uses two types of dimensions: model and drawing. Model dimensions are created as the model is being constructed and may be edited to change the shape of a model. Drawing dimensions can be edited, but the changes will not change the shape of the model. If the shape of a model is changed, the drawing dimensions associated with the revised surfaces will change to reflect the new values.

model dimension: A dimension created as a model is being constructed; it may be edited to change the shape of a model.

drawing dimension: ...

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