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Dimensioning your drawing - Understanding dimension styles and variables

Controlling dimension units

You can determine the appearance and format of the primary and alternate dimension units. The image tile on the right side of the Dimension Settings dialog box shows the appearance of the dimensions based on the current dimension style settings.

Round off distance set to .0100 (original dimension before rounding).

Round off distance set to 0.2500.

Round off distance set to 1.0000.

To round off dimensions
  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 Units tab.
  • In the Round Linear Distances To field, type or select the nearest value to which you want to round off dimensions.
  • Click OK.
  • NOTE You can also specify units for linear dimensions using the DIMLUNIT system variable. You can specify fraction formats using the DIMFRAC system variable.
 
 
  1. Select the linear dimension format.
  2. Type or select the number of decimal places you want displayed in linear dimension text.
  3. Enter the marker symbol used for decimals.
  4. Type or select the nearest value to which you want to round off linear distances.
  5. Select to prevent the inclusion of leading zeros or the inclusion of feet in dimension text when the dimension is less than one foot.
  6. Select to prevent the inclusion of trailing zeros or the inclusion of inches in dimension text when the number of inches is zero.
  1. Select the angular dimension format.
  2. Type or select the number of decimal places you want displayed for angular dimension text. Select whether to suppress leading or trailing zeros.
  3. Type or select the scale factor applied to all dimensions.
  4. Type or select the linear scale factor applied to all lengths measured by dimensioning commands.