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Drawing Linear Dimensions

The most common type of dimension you’ll be using is the linear dimension. The linear dimension is an orthogonal dimension measuring the width and length of an object. AutoCAD offers three dimensioning tools for this purpose: Linear (Dim-linear), Continue...

Creating a Dimension Style

Dimension styles are similar to text styles. They determine the look of your dimensions as well as the size of dimensioning features, such as the dimension text and arrows. You might set up. a dimension style to have special types of arrows, for instance, or to...

Using Dimensions

Before you determine the dimensions of a project, your design is in flux and many questions may be unanswered. Once you begin dimensioning, you will begin to see if things fit or work together. Dimensioning can be crucial to how well a design works and how quickly it...