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Machine Drawing with AutoCAD by Goutam Ghosh, Goutam Pohit

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Appendix 5

Editing Dimensions

EDITING DIMENSIONS IN AutoCAD

We shall first start with typical situations where a need for change of dimension label arises.

Suppose there are three objects in your drawing with dimensions as shown in Fig. A5.1. To modify the dimensions do as follows.

 

FIG. A5.1   Need for editing dimensions

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  1. Fig. A5.1a Change the overall sizes of the arrowheads and text heights or change arrows to tick or dot mark.
  2. Fig. A5.1b Change the position of the text “D” so that it does not cover the center line.
  3. Fig. A5.1c Change the font style or the text height as per requirement.

Editing the different components of a dimension ...

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