Dimensions are used to define the size, shape, and orientation of a drawing.
The following steps should be followed when you need to create dimensions in AutoCAD:
- Create a new line or arc by using the LINE command or the ARC command.
- Select the line or arc that you just created and then select the DIMENSION command from the menu bar.
- Type in an appropriate value for each dimension (e.g., if you want to define the length of an object, type in "10" for "LENGTH").
- When you're done entering all of your dimensions, press ENTER on your keyboard or click anywhere outside of the text box before clicking "OK."