Creating dynamic dimension breaks


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Creating dynamic dimension breaks

Typically, when dimensioning geometry we try to stay away from crossing dimension lines. Sometimes though it's unavoidable. In the event we end up with some crossing dimensions, we can apply dimension breaks to make them easier to read. In this lesson we'll learn how to create dynamic dimension breaks. On my screen I've a mechanical example and this drawing contains several crossing dimensions. Now if you get too many intersecting dimension lines in a drawing, it can make your measurements difficult to read. Let's start by breaking this horizontal extension line where it crosses over this vertical one.

Let's zoom in and I'll center this on screen. To break this dimension, I'm going to jump over to the Annotate tab and inside the Dimensions panel I'll launch the DIMBREAK tool. I will then select the dimension I'd like to break, and then I'll select the object that I'd like to use to break it. Note that I said object. That's because you can brea...

Creating dynamic dimension breaks
Video duration: 2m 20s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Creating dynamic dimension breaks provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets

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