Chapter Thirteen: Dimensioning Drawings

Chapter Objectives

  • Create different types of dimension objects

  • Create dimensions that match industry standards

  • Control dimension associativity

  • Create and manage dimension styles

  • Create leader notes

  • Update dimensions

  • Match the settings of an existing dimension style


Dimensioning drawings can be one of the more challenging aspects of using AutoCAD. Although creating dimension objects is fairly straightforward, controlling their look and behavior can be tricky. This is due to the many different types of dimension objects and the large number of variables that control how they look and behave. How you use dimensions and how they look and behave can also vary greatly depending on your industry ...

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