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Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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Chapter 9. Documenting Projects

Another essential phase of any mechanical project is documenting it. This is done by applying all the necessary dimensions to manufacture the project. This chapter includes the most important and regularly used dimension commands.

In this chapter we will cover the following topics:

  • Creating horizontal, vertical, and aligned dimensions
  • Creating continued and baseline from existing dimensions
  • Creating angular dimensions
  • Dimensioning arcs and circles
  • Applying ordinate dimensions
  • Applying leaders
  • Editing and arranging dimensions
  • Creating and editing dimension styles

Creating linear dimensions

Normally, a dimension is composed by a dimension line, a text or value, two extension lines, and two arrows. The most common dimensions ...

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