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Creating Angular Dimensions

Use the AngleDimension command to dimension angles in a drawing.

You can create angular Dimensions formed:

  • Freely by a vertex and two points on the legs
  • By two Lines
  • By the two end points of an Arc
  • By any two points on the perimeter of a Circle.

The command lets you create the dimension of the interior angle between the two legs and the exterior angle.

To create angular Dimensions for Lines:

  1. Click Dimension > Angular (or type AngleDimension).
  2. Specify the first and second Lines in the graphics area.

    When you move the pointer between the two Lines, the preview shows the inner angle Dimension. When you move the pointer outside the two Lines, the preview shows the outer angle Dimension.

  3. Click in the graphics area to place the dimension arc lines or specify an option:

    Angle, Note, or Text: See Editing and Formatting Dimension Text.

    The position determines whether the inner or outer angle is measured.

To create angular Dimensions for Arcs:

  1. Click Dimension > Angular (or type AngleDimension).
  2. Select an Arc in the graphics area.
  3. Click in the graphics area to place the dimension arc lines or specify an option:

    Angle, Note, or Text: See Editing and Formatting Dimension Text.

    The angular Dimension appears between the end points of the Arc with the center point of the Arc as vertex.

To create angular Dimensions for Circles:

  1. Click Dimension > Angular (or type AngleDimension).
  2. Select a Circle in the graphics area. The point you specify determines the first leg of the angle.

    Use EntitySnaps to define the points on the perimeter of the Circle.

  3. Select the second angle point. This defines the angle with the center point of the Circle as the vertex.
  4. Click in the graphics area to place the dimension arc lines or specify an option:

    Angle, Note, or Text: See Editing and Formatting Dimension Text.

To create angular Dimensions for vertices:

  1. Click Dimension > Angular (or type AngleDimension).
  2. Press Enter to specify vertex.
  3. Select an angle vertex in the graphics area.
  4. Select two other points to define the angle.
  5. Click in the graphics area to place the dimension arc lines or specify an option:

    Angle, Note, or Text: See Editing and Formatting Dimension Text.

    The position determines whether the inner or outer angle is measured.

  To create an angular Dimension formed by two points on the perimeter of an Arc, specify the Vertex option using EntitySnaps to define the center point and two points on the perimeter of the Arc.

Access

Command: AngleDimension

Menu: Dimension > Angular



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