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Creating Circular Dimensions

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

  1. Click Smart Dimension Tool_Smart_Dimensions_Relations.gif (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or click Tools > Dimensions > Smart.
  2. Select the circle.
  3. Drag the dimension and click to place it.
  4. Set the value in the Modify box and click button_Save_Modify.gif.
    If the Modify box does not appear, either double-click the dimension or select Input dimension value in Tools > Options > General .

Changing the Placement of Circular Dimensions

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:
    circle_dim_display_radius.gif circle_dim_display_diameter.gif
    Radius Diameter
    You can also right click the dimension and select Display Options.

Modifying Angles of Linear Dimensions

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.

    Video: Modifying Angles of Linear Dimensions

Video: Modifying Angles of Linear Dimensions

circular_dim_15degree_snaps.gif



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