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How to Add Dimensions to a Drawing in AutoCAD

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engr_mondo

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 How to Add Dimensions to a Drawing in AutoCAD
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How to Add Dimensions to a Drawing in AutoCAD?

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Yusuf

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The dimensions created by AutoCAD come from the dimensions you used when you drew the part. It is very important that you use the correct dimensions when you are drawing.

There are two very useful commands for creating dimensions:

1.Adjust Space: this controls the spacing between nested dimensions

2.Continue: this allows dimensions to continue so that the end of one is the beginning of the next

3.Baseline: this allows multiple dimensions to start at the same base location.

If you click on the “Dimension” pull down AutoCAD will produce these commands:

Linear: produces normal horizontal and vertical dimensions
Aligned: produces dimensions that are aligned with part features
Angular: is used to create angular dimensions
Arc Length: dimensions the arc length of an arc or a polyline
Radius: creates a radius dimension
Diameter: creates a diameter dimension



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