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Tutorial: Override a dimension

It’s always good to keep to your dimension styles as much as possible, but sometimes a situation requires an exception. You can create an override, which is a sub-dimension style that varies from its parent style.

Follow these steps:

On the Annotate tab, click the Dimensions panel’s dialog box launcher arrow (the arrow at the […]

Tutorials:Dimension in paper space

Dimensioning in paper space has several advantages:

You don’t have to worry about the size of the dimension arrowheads, text, etc. Everything is full size and you plot at 1:1 scale. You can place the dimensions outside the border of the viewport, giving you more room. You can easily dimension some parts of the model […]

Place a dimension a fixed distance from an object

For consistency, instead of simply picking a location for a dimension, you can specify its distance from the object. At the Specify dimension line location prompt, you can enter one of the following to place the dimension .5 units above the object (for example):

@0,.5 @.5<90

Thanks to Adeel Abdullah of Amec Earth & Environmental […]