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Dimensioning your drawing

Understanding dimension styles and variables

Dimensions that you insert are created using the current dimension style. You can create, save, restore, and delete named dimension styles.

 
  1. To display information about the current dimension style and compare it with other style names, you can use the dimstyle command.
  2. Dimension styles provide a way for you to change various settings that control the appearance of dimensions. You can then save those settings for reuse. If you don't define a dimension style before creating dimensions, the program uses the Standard dimension style, which stores the default dimension variable settings. Each option in the Dimension Settings dialog box relates to a variable that you can set manually. See the online Command Reference for more information.
To create a dimension style
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Dimension > Dimension Style.
  3. On the Dimension toolbar, click the Dimension Style tool (
  4. ).
  • Type setdim and then press Enter.
  • In the Dimension Settings dialog box, click New.
  • Type the name of the new dimension style.
  • Click Create.
  • In the Dimension Settings dialog box, click one of the other tabs, and then change the dimension settings as necessary.

Repeat this step for each tab, as needed.

  1. To end the command, click OK.
To select a dimension style
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Dimension > Style, select a dimension style from the list, and then click OK.
  3. On the Style toolbar, select a dimension style from the list.
  4. Type setdim, press Enter, select a dimension style from the list, and then click OK.
To rename a dimension style
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Dimension > Dimension Style.
  3. On the Dimension toolbar, click the Dimension Style tool (
  4. ).
  • Type setdim and then press Enter.
  • In the Dimension Settings dialog box, click Rename.
  • In the Rename list, click the dimension style to be renamed.
  • In the To box, type the new dimension style name.
  • Click Rename.
  • Click OK.
To delete a named dimension style
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Dimension > Dimension Style.
  3. On the Dimension toolbar, click the Dimension Style tool (
  4. ).
  • Type setdim and then press Enter.
  • In the Dimension Settings dialog box, click Delete.
  • Select the dimension style to delete.
  • Click Delete.
  • Click OK.
To display information about the current style
  1. Type dimstyle and then press Enter.
  2. Type the dimension style name, and press Enter.