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Chamfer Dimensions

You can dimension chamfers in drawings. In addition to the usual dimension display properties, chamfer dimensions have their own options for leader display, text display, and X display. X display is the size of the X in a chamfer dimension with two numbers, such as 1 X 45° (Length X Angle), 45° X 1 (Angle X Length), 1 X 1 (Length X Length) or C1 (chamfers of 45°).

Tolerance types for chamfer dimensions are limited to None, Bilateral, and Symmetric.

You can set document defaults for chamfer dimension leader display, text display, and X display in Tools, Options, Document Properties, Dimensions, Chamfer.

To insert chamfer dimensions into a drawing:

  1. Click Chamfer Dimension on the Dimensions/Relations toolbar or click Tools, Dimensions, Chamfer.

    The pointer changes to .

  2. Select the chamfered edge, select one of the lead-in edges, then click in the graphics area to place the dimension. You must select the chamfered edge first. However, the dimension does not appear until you subsequently select one of the lead-in edges.

    Use rapid dimensioning to place evenly spaced dimensions. Alternatively, move the pointer outside of the rapid dimension manipulator to place the dimension.

The Dimension PropertyManager appears, and the tool remains active for you to dimension other chamfers.

  1. Click OK to close the Dimension PropertyManager.

Related Topics

Adding Multi-jog Leaders to Chamfer Dimensions

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