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Dimension Palette

The dimension palette appears when you insert or select a dimension so you can easily change the dimension's properties and formatting. You can change the tolerance, precision, style, text, and other formatting options in the palette without going to the PropertyManager.

If you select more than one dimension, the properties and formatting that you set in the palette apply to all of the dimensions.

To display the dimension palette, insert or select a dimension in a drawing.

Tolerance Type

Select from the list. Selections available depend on the type of dimension.

Unit Precision

Select the number of digits after the decimal point from the list for the dimension value.

Tolerance Precision

Select the number of digits after the decimal point for tolerance values.

Style

Select any of the formatting settings that you applied to other dimensions in the drawing, which saves you time when formatting dimensions.

Add Parenthesis  
Center Dimension

When you drag dimension text between the extension lines, the dimension text snaps between the center of the extension lines.

Inspection Dimension  
Offset Text  
Horizontal Justification  
Vertical Justification  


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