Dimension Angles Greater Than 180 Degrees: AutoCAD


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Dimensioning angles greater than 180 degrees

When dimensioning an angle, AutoCAD is quick to give you your angular measurements as well as the measurement of the opposite angle or supplementary angles. The problem arises when you want to dimension an angle greater than 180 degrees. At first glance this might not seem possible. In this lesson, we're going to learned how to dimension a reflex angle, an angle that exceeds 180 degrees. On my screen, I have an architectural example. This geometry represent a door that is mounted on a double hinge, so it swings in both directions.

Let's say I would like to dimension the full range of motion of the door. To do that I'm going to select the Angular Dimension Tool and since my angle is greater than 180, I'm going to press Enter to use the Specifying Vertex option. Specify Vertex allows me to measure the angle by clicking three points. I'll specify the angle vertex using the Intersection objects mapped. I will then click to select this line and this one to find the interse...

Dimensioning angles greater than 180 degrees
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Dimensioning angles greater than 180 degrees 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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