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Dimensions in AutoCAD

 

In this video, we will see How to use Dimension tools in AutoCAD.

Inside our Annotation panel, in the Dimension option, we have different types of dimensions. We will look at every type one by one.

  • The first type of dimension is a Linear dimension in which we can use horizontal or vertical dimensions inside the object. For this, we need to select our first point and then the second point, and then the third click on that place where we want to place that horizontal/vertical dimension.
  • The second type of dimension is the Aligned dimension. In this, the dimension line is parallel to the extension line origins. So when we want to give dimension to any horizontal and vertical line, we can use Linear dimension, and when we want to give dimension to any inclined line, we can use the Aligned dimension option.
  • The third type of dimension is the Angular dimension. This dimension annotates the angle measured between two lines, two linear segments of a polyline, or a circular arc angle. We can also use the dimension of an angle by selecting an angle vertex and two endpoints.
  • The fourth type of dimension is Arc Length. Suppose we have one arc, and we want to measure the length of that arc.
  • The fifth type of dimension is Radius. It is used to find the circle radius and place the measured dimension radius according to our requirement.
  • The sixth type of dimension is Diameter. It is used to find the circle's Diameter and place the measured dimension diameter according to the circle's requirement wherever on the screen.
  • The seventh type of dimension is Jogged. It usually measures the Radius of our selected object and gives the dimension text with the Radius. The jogged line is made of two parallel lines and cross-line adjoining them.
  • The eighth type of dimension is Ordinate. It measures the vertical or horizontal distance from an origin point.

These are all the basic dimensions in AutoCAD 2016.

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