View Full Version : Dimensions in layout ?
2nd Dec 2003, 08:58 pm
Hi,is there anyone out there that can offer me a easy way to dimension my drawings (autocad 2002) while in" layout"? Right now I am using" viewport" and setting the scale,then locking the "viewport", also I am using" make new dimensions associative",then seting the dimension style manager to set the precision. Does autocad have a Wizard to guide a beginer through these steps or is there a simpler way.
Thanks Dave :roll:
2nd Dec 2003, 09:02 pm
As long as you snap accurately and you can see the dimensions correctly when you plot the drawing then whatever method you are comfortable with stick to it.
PS Model and edit in 'model' dimension and plot in 'LAYOUT'
2nd Dec 2003, 10:25 pm
I do what nick suggests, do all of your anotations and dimensions
Go Format>dimensions>modify and under the Fit tab, there is a
tickbox that states "scale for dimesion features" i have mine ticked
for "scale for layout"
I also have my DIMASSOC varible set to 2. this associates the dimension to the object,thus any changes made to the objects size will be reflected in the dimension
I have many dimension styles pending on the type of drawing i am doing at the time. all of them are set up for layout space only. I.e text arrows and spacing are set to 2.5 (mm)
I hope this helps
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