Creating "one-click" dimensions


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Creating "one-click" dimensions

When creating dimensions it's very important to use object snaps. However, sometimes we get so preoccupied with object snaps that we don't realize that we can also create dimensions by simply selecting an object. In this lesson we're going to learn how to create one-click dimensions. On my screen I have a drawing that represents a small coffee table and I would like to apply some dimensions to this geometry. Let me mention that I have already created a dimension style and I have created a layer for my dimensions and I have set that layer current. I'm going to start by clicking the Linear Dimension tool and here is what we typically grab our object snaps, but look at what AutoCAD is asking. It says, Specify first extension line origin or select object is in the brackets.

That means it's the default option. So if I press Enter I can simply select an object and AutoCAD will apply a dimension. Now, I'd like to create another dimension. So I'm going to press my Spac...

Creating "one-click" dimensions
Video duration: 1m 52s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Creating "one-click" dimensions 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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