Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Linear dimensions, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- There are many dimension tools,…and the ones you'll use depend on what you are dimensioning.…Let's start with some basic tools,…namely the Linear Dimension tool, which is found here…on the Annotation toolset.…I'll select my tool and I'm asked to specify…the first extension line point,…or, essentially, the point I want to…start dimensioning from.…I'm gonna pick my point here…and my second point here,…and now I'll drag up and place my dimension.…Linear dimensions always give the horizontal…or vertical distance between the two points that I select.…
I'm gonna hit return to get back…into the Linear Dimension tool and try this again…with the distance from here to here.…Note, as I drag my cursor,…I can either choose to give a vertical dimension…or a horizontal one.…A helpful tip is to draw a rectangle around your part,…offset that rectangle by a value like point five,…and then erase the original rectangle.…This new rectangle will act as a guide.…
We can select our dimensions…and align them to the rectangle,…so we have a consistent spacing around our part.…
- 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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