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Moving and Copying Dimensions

Once dimensions are displayed in a drawing, you can move them within a view or to another view. When you drag a dimension from one place to another, the dimension reattaches to the model, as appropriate. You can only move or copy dimensions to a view where the orientation is appropriate for that dimension.

Video: Moving and Copying Dimensions

To move a dimension within the view:

Drag the dimension to the new position.

To switch a dimension to a different feature of the same size within the view:

Select the dimension and drag and drop the arrowhead handle to another edge.

This method works for radial, diameter, and chamfer dimensions only.
switch_same_sized_features_01.gif

To move or copy dimensions from one view to another view:

Hold the Shift key (to move) or the Ctrl key (to copy) as you drag the dimensions into another view.

Use this method to create multiple driving dimensions.
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To move or copy several dimensions at once:

Hold the Ctrl key as you select.

To rotate a dimension:

Drag the handle nearest the dimension text.

The dimension rotates in small intervals.
rotate_dimension.gif

Dimension Leader Control for Same-sized Features

You can move radial, diameter, or chamfer dimension leaders, or hole callout leaders among same-sized features in a drawing view.

To move the dimension and hole callout leader endpoints for common features, drag leader endpoints from one feature to another.



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