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Circular Dimensions

To create a circular dimension and then rotate the dimension around the circle:

  1. Click Smart Dimension (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or click Tools, Dimensions, Smart.

  2. Select the circle.

  1. Drag the dimension and click to place it.

  1. Set the value in the Modify box and click .

If the Modify box does not appear, either double-click the dimension or select Input dimension value in Tools, Options, General.

To change the placement of circular dimensions:

  1. Right-click the dimension.

  2. In the Dimension PropertyManager, select the Leaders tab.

  3. Under Witness/Leader Display, select a placement option.

For example:

Radius

Diameter

You can also right click the dimension and select Display Options.

To modify the angle of linear dimensions:

  1. Click the dimension.

  2. Drag the handle on the text.

The dimension snaps to 15 degree increments.



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