Join Jeff Bartels for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating rotated linear dimensions, part of AutoCAD 2009: Annotation.
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Linear dimensions are typically used to label horizontal and vertical…distances. However, if they are rotated, they can be used just like an aligned…dimension and they are much easier to grip at it. In this lesson, we are going…to learn how to create rotated linear dimensions.…On my screen, I have got a mechanical example. I have just finished this…drawing and I have started adding some dimensions. Take a look at these…dimensions along the top. I would like to create a similar set of dimensions…along this edge. Since this line is not parallel to the X or Y-axis, I'm going…to use an aligned dimension.…
I am going to come up to the Annotation panel and click the Dimension flyout.…We'll select the Aligned tool. I would like the dimension from the center of…this circle to the center of this one. Now I have a running object snap set for…center. Let me zoom in a little bit. Here we go, we'll click right there, and…then I'll backup and we'll pull out our dimension.…Now here is my problem. My extension line falls right on top of my centerline.…
- Understanding annotation settings
- Creating objects that size themselves to match plot scale
- Dividing multi-line text into columns
- Creating dynamic tables with Excel-like functionality
- Using "fields" to create automated labels
- Converting non-annotative objects to annotative
Skill Level Intermediate
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