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Custom Line Thickness and Style

For each drawing dimension and annotation type, you can specify document-level line thickness and style. You can override document-level line thickness and style settings for individual annotation and dimension elements when you create or edit them.

To assign line thickness or style:
  1. Click Options (Standard toolbar) and select the Document Properties tab.
  2. Set style and thickness for the following:
    • All dimension leaders
    • All annotation leaders
    • Frames for geometric tolerances, balloons, and datums
Style Thickness
When setting line thickness, you can customize the thickness by selecting Custom size from the thickness list and typing a value.

Overriding Document-Level Line Thickness and Style

You can override document-level leader and frame thickness and style settings for individual annotations or dimensions in a drawing. To override these settings, select the entity and clear Use document display in the PropertyManager.

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