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.

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