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Dimensioning your drawing - Adding geometric tolerances

Controlling alternate dimension units

You can include alternate dimensions in addition to the primary dimension text. You can also determine the appearance and format of the alternate dimensions, including the scale factor applied to generate alternate dimensions. 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.

 

Alternate dimension created using a scale factor of 25.4, with an appended suffix.

To create an alternate dimension
  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 Alternate Units tab.
  • Select the Enable Alternate Units check box.
  • Type or select the scale factor.
  • In the Suffix field, type a suffix to be appended to the alternate dimension.
  • Click OK.
  • Insert the dimension.
 
 
  1. Select to include alternate dimensions.
  2. Select to prevent the inclusion of leading zeros or the inclusion of feet in alternate dimensions when the dimension is less than one foot.
  3. Select to prevent the inclusion of trailing zeros or the inclusion of inches in alternate dimensions when the number of inches is zero.
  4. Type or select the number of decimal places displayed in alternate dimensions.
  5. Type or select the scale factor applied to measured dimensions to generate the alternate dimensions.
  6. Click to select the format for alternate dimensions.
  1. Type a prefix to be appended to alternate dimensions.
  2. Type a suffix to be appended to alternate dimensions.
  3. Type or select the number of decimal places displayed in limits or tolerances included as part of alternate dimensions.
  4. Select to prevent the inclusion of leading zeros or the inclusion of feet in limits or tolerances included as part of alternate dimensions.
  5. Select to prevent the inclusion of trailing zeros or the inclusion of inches in limits or tolerances included as part of alternate dimensions.
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