Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Layers for dimensions, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2016 New Features.
- Very often, we want to control the layers…of standard objects in our drawings.…Doors should always be on the doors layer,…windows on the window or glazing layer.…To help with this, we can create blocks…and set the layer of the geometry in the block itself.…However, aside from affecting the color…in the dimension style, we haven't been able…to set the layer the dimensions should be on.…Now, assuming you use the _dim command we already reviewed,…you can set your layer.…I'm going to select the _dim tool…and if I read the command line,…I can see the option for layer.…
I'm going to type in L and press return.…Now I can either type in the layer name or select an object…to specify the layer to place my dimensions on.…I'm going to type in dimension,…since that's the layer that I want my dimensions on,…and press return.…Now, despite the fact that OBJECT is my current layer,…my new dimensions will be placed on the dim layer.…Right now, this setting is only for dimensions…created using the _dim tool.…
So if I switch to the standard linear tool,…
- XREF server path mapping and ByLayer display
- Converting text to mtext
- Moving geometry from model space to paper space with Change Space
- Dimensioning with the DIM tool
- Pasting geometry with Paste As Block
- Working with section plane tools
- Creating smaller PDF files with AutoCAD for Mac 2016
- Rendering online
Skill Level Appropriate for all
2. Express Tools
3. Dimension Improvements
4. Useful Tools
5. Application Improvements
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