Entries from October 2009 ↓

Trimming and Extending Dimensions

You can trim or extend all forms of linear and ordinate dimensions. To trim or extend a dimension, AutoCAD first creates an example line and then trims or extends the dimension elements to that line. The example line is an invisible line that extends between the two extension line definition points on linear dimensions. On […]

Stretching Dimensions

You can use grips to stretch dimensions, or you can use the STRETCH command. If you use STRETCH, be sure to include the appropriate definition points in the crossing window selection set. For example, you can move dimension text by selecting and moving the dimension text grip. If you use STRETCH, use the crossing window […]

Editing Dimensions in AutoCAD

You can edit the placement of dimensions using AutoCAD editing commands, or you can use grips. Grip editing is the quickest and easiest way to modify dimensions. See “Editing with Grips.” Regardless of which method you use, dimensioned objects do not automatically change when you edit dimensions unless you include the objects in the edit […]

Dimensioning Multiple Objects

You can use Quick Dimension to dimension multiple objects at one time. Using Quick Dimension, you can Quickly create arrangements of baseline, continued, staggered, and ordinate dimensions Quickly dimension multiple circles and arcs Edit existing dimension arrangements To dimension multiple objects From the Dimension menu, select QDIM. Select the objects you want to dimension, and […]

Creating Baseline and Continued Dimensions

As you dimension your design, you may need to create a series of dimensions all measured from the same base or datum point, or several dimensions that add up to the total measurement. Baseline and continued dimensions help you accomplish both tasks. Baseline dimensions create a series of dimensions measured from the same dimension origin. […]