Make Linear Dimensions Act Like Aligned Dimensions


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Making linear dimensions act like aligned dimensions

When dimensioning a distance in AutoCAD we have two options: Aligned and Linear. An aligned dimension will label the true distance between two points whereas a linear dimension will label the horizontal or vertical distance between two points. That is, if you rely on the default settings. In reality, a linear dimension can do anything that an aligned dimension can do and linear dimensions are much easier to edit. In this lesson, we are going to learn how to create aligned dimensions using the Linear tool. On my screen I have a mechanical part.

I am going to zoom in on the upper left corner. Let's center this on screen. And let's say that I'd like to dimension the length of this line. Now typically, we would use an aligned dimension to do this so I'm going to launch the Aligned command and then I'll pick my two endpoints and I'll pull my dimension out to here. Now, this works great, until I have to edit the extension lines. For instance, I'd like to show a gap, r...

Making linear dimensions act like aligned dimensions
Video duration: 2m 44s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Making linear dimensions act like aligned 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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