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AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press by Scott Onstott

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Chapter 11

Dimensioning

Dimensioning is the art of annotating drawings with precise numerical measurements. The process is generally straightforward in the AutoCAD® program because everything is typically drawn in real-world scale. Dimensions will automatically display the correct measurements as long as the geometric objects to which they refer are drawn to actual size.

In this chapter, you’ll learn the mechanics of dimensioning in model space. Dimensioning in paper space and in viewports is covered in Chapter 13, “Working with Layouts and Annotative Objects.”

  • Styling dimensions
  • Adding dimensions
  • Editing dimensions

Styling Dimensions

The appearance of dimensions (the size of text and arrows, the length of extension lines, and so on) is controlled ...

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