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You can automatically add dimensions to sketch entities if you type a dimension value while sketching the entity in the graphics area. Previously, you had to choose to add dimensions before sketching an entity.

Click Tools > Options > System Options > Sketch. Select Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation and Create dimension only when value is entered and click OK.

Slots are not supported.

To add dimensions to sketch entities:

  1. Click Options Tool_Options_Standard.gif (Standard toolbar) or Tools > Options.
  2. On the System Options tab, click Sketch.
  3. Select Enable on screen numeric input on entity creation and Create dimension only when value is entered and click OK.
  4. Open a new sketch and click a sketch entity, such as Corner Rectangle Tool_Corner_Rectangle_Sketch.gif.
  5. Left-drag while sketching the rectangle. Do not release the mouse button.

    Releasing the mouse button exits the input mode.

  6. Type a value for the height dimension and press Enter.
  7. Type a value for the width dimension and press Enter.


  8. Release the mouse button.
The rectangle is dimensioned.

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