Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying dimensions, part of Up and Running with AutoCAD for Mac.
…There are many dimension tools, and the ones you…will use will depend on what you are dimensioning.…Let's start with some basic tools, namely linear and circular…dimensions, which are found here on the annotation tool set.…We'll select linear dimension, and now we'll use our object…snaps to select the first corner here, and the second corner.…Now we can drag the dimension line to where we want it, and click.…Let's do this again on the other side. Hit Return to activate the last command…again, and pick these two points, and then drag out the dimension line.…
A helpful tip is to draw a rectangle around the boundary of the object.…Offset at a distance, let's say, 0.75 units, and delete the original rectangle.…This will be used as a guide, so we get a…consistent distance for all our dimensions.…When you're done, just erase the guidelines.…Another way of dimensioning a line is to select it directly.…We'll select the linear tool, but in the command…prompt we can see the option to select object.…We'll hit Return, and now we can select our line and then place our dimension.…
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- Working with different file types
- Editing polylines
- Modifying objects
- Controlling layers
- Creating blocks
- Building layouts
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