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Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD® 2017 by James D. Bethune

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Chapter 8. Dimensioning

8-1 Introduction

This chapter explains the Dimensions panel located under the Annotate tab. See Figure 8-1. The chapter first explains dimensioning terminology and conventions, and then presents an explanation of each tool within the Dimensions panel. The chapter also demonstrates how dimensions are applied to drawings and gives examples of standard drawing conventions and practices.

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Figure 8-1

8-2 Terminology and Conventions

Some Common Terms (See Figure 8-2.)

Dimension lines: Mechanical drawings contain lines between extension lines that end with arrowheads and include a numerical dimensional value located within ...

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