Creating general dimensions


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Creating general dimensions

It's important to remember that the drawings we create in AutoCAD are construction drawings. This means that someone somewhere will be referring to our drawing to construct our design. Knowing this we need to be certain that our design is well-dimensioned. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to add dimensions to a drawing. On my screen I have a mechanical example, and before I create my first dimension take a look at the Layer control. Notice I am practice in good form. I have created a layer for dimensions and I have set that layer current. In fact, I'm going to open up the layer control and let's take a look at the layers in this drawing.

I have my default layer 0, I have a layer for my center lines, one for the dimensions, and one for the part. Now the dimensioning tools are located in the Annotation panel. The flyout is right here. I'm going to start off by creating a Linear dimension. Let's say I would like to create a dimension from the end point here to th...

Creating general dimensions
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Creating general dimensions provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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