Using the Annotative property to automatically size dimensions


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Using the Annotative property to automatically size dimensions

Our rule for dimensions is the same as our rule for text. We should never place dimensions in a drawing until we know our intended plot scale. Fortunately, dimension styles can also be annotative. So once I know my plot scale AutoCAD will set the size of my dimensions automatically. Let's take a look. On my screen I have a mechanical example and I would like to add some dimensions to this drawing. Before we get started, let me mention that I have already created a layout for this drawing, and if I look right down here, you can see that my part is being displayed at a SCALE 1:2 or Half Scale.

Now I have already verified my Viewport Scale so I know that's good. Let's return to Model space and we will create some dimensions. At this point I have not yet created a dimension style, so we will do that first. I will open up the Annotation Panel and then I will open the Dimension Style Manager. I will select New and then I will give my Dimension Style a name. I am going to call this ...

Using the Annotative property to automatically size dimensions
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Using the Annotative property to automatically size dimensions provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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