progeCAD Professional manual The low-cost alternative to AutoCAD

Index



Do you want to try progeCAD Professional?
Download the trial: you can try the product, without any limit, for 30 days!

A manual page a day... Click here to see the manual table of contents.

Dimensioning your drawing - Understanding dimension styles and variables

Controlling dimension arrows

You can control the appearance and size of arrowheads or tick marks placed at the ends of dimension lines. Any changes you make affect the current dimension style. The arrowheads you choose display both below the User-Defined Arrowheads check box and in the image tile on the right side of the Dimension Settings dialog box.

You can choose from a number of arrowhead types. You can specify different arrowheads for each end of a dimension line. The Start arrow corresponds to the first extension line; the End arrow corresponds to the second extension line. The Arrow Size value determines the size of the arrowhead, measured in drawing units. You can also use tick marks instead of arrowheads.

To choose an arrowhead
  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.
  • Click the Arrows tab.
  • In the Start or End list, click to select the Start or End arrowhead, respectively.
  • In the Leader list, click to select a leader type.
  • Click OK.
  • NOTE You can also specify leader arrow types using the DIMLDRBLK system variable.
 
  1. Type or select arrowhead size.
  2. Click to select a starting arrowhead, or click the arrowhead picture to scroll the list automatically.
  3. Click to select an ending arrowhead, or click the arrowhead picture to scroll the list automatically.
  1. Click to select a leader arrowhead, or click the arrowhead picture to scroll the list automatically.
  2. Select to enable tick marks instead of arrowheads.
  3. Type or select tick mark size.