Making dimensions easier to read


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Making dimensions easier to read

When you're dimensioning a drawing it's important that your dimensions be legible. Sometimes though, if your file is loaded with geometry, you may have no choice but to place dimensions on top of other line work. In this lesson, we're going to learn a quick way to ensure our dimensions are legible no matter how busy a drawing may get. On my screen I have an architectural example. This is a drawing of a public pool. Now, as I zoom in, you can see that there is a fair amount of geometry and hatch in this file. Let's start by dimensioning the length of this diving board.

I'll move up and select the Linear Dimensioning tool and I'll select this endpoint and this one and then I'll pull out my dimension. I will then select this dimension. I'll grab the text grip and I'll push this value up slightly. Now, while I do this, I'm going to hold down my F3 key so my object snaps don't get in the way. There we go. When I'm finished I'll press Escape. N...

Making dimensions easier to read
Video duration: 1m 56s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Making dimensions easier to read 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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CAD
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AutoCAD
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