Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Dimension overrides, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- CAD managers everywhere will be quite upset…with me for showing you this, but there are times…when we need to change dimensions, including text.…When selecting a dimension, we can control the aspects…of the dimension using the properties pallet.…These include properties like arrows, off sets,…and even the contents of the dimension,…meaning the text itself.…This is potentially very dangerous.…If we overwrite the dimension text with another value,…there is no indication to the user that this…is no longer the true dimension.…
There are times when this is useful, however.…Perhaps we want to replace the dimension text…with a reference letter for look up table…or perhaps we want to add text,…like a description to the dimension value.…To edit or override our dimensions, we'll select them…and then go over to the properties inspector.…In this case, I want to suppress two of the arrows…so they don't overlap my dimension values here.…I'm going to scroll down to lines and arrows…and here we have two check boxes,…which allow us to suppress the arrows.…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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