Creating parent/child dimension styles


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Creating parent/child dimension styles

When we create dimension style, we're telling AutoCAD how we'd like our dimensions to look. The settings that we choose are then applied to all dimensions using that style. If you think about it, this is a one-size-fits-all approach. I mean, maybe I'd like my linear dimensions to use a different arrowhead style than my angular dimensions and maybe I'd like my ordinate dimensions to be a different color than the other dimension types. Well, if you have the desire, you can actually be that specific with your dimension settings and you can do it by creating parent-child dimension styles.

In this lesson we're going to learn how to create child dimension styles that target specific dimension types. On my screen I have a drawing that represents a sawhorse design and I would like to apply some dimensions to this drawing. So I'll start by creating a dimension style. I'll open the Annotation panel and then we'll open the Dimension Style Manager. I'll select New an...

Creating parent/child dimension styles
Video duration: 4m 45s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Creating parent/child dimension styles 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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