Chamfer Dimensions

You can dimension chamfers in drawings. In addition to the usual dimension display properties, chamfer dimensions have their own options for leader display, text display, and X display.

X display is the size of the X in a chamfer dimension with two numbers, such as 1 X 45° (Length X Angle), 45° X 1 (Angle X Length), 1 X 1 (Length X Length) or C1 (chamfers of 45°).
Chamfer dimensions can be displayed with various types of text and leaders and sizes of X.
Tolerance types for chamfer dimensions are limited to None, Bilateral, and Symmetric.

You can set document defaults for chamfer dimension leader display, text display, and X display in Tools > Options > Document Properties > Dimensions > Chamfer.

Inserting Chamfer Dimensions into Drawings

To insert chamfer dimensions into a drawing:

  1. Click Chamfer Dimension Tool_Chamfer_Dimensions_Relations.gif on the Dimensions/Relations toolbar or click Tools > Dimensions > Chamfer.
    The pointer changes to pointer_Chamfer_Dim.gif.
  2. Select the chamfered edge, select one of the lead-in edges, then click in the graphics area to place the dimension. You must select the chamfered edge first. However, the dimension does not appear until you subsequently select one of the lead-in edges.
    Use rapid dimensioning to place evenly spaced dimensions. Alternatively, move the pointer outside of the rapid dimension selector to place the dimension.
    The Dimension PropertyManager appears, and the tool remains active for you to dimension other chamfers.
  3. Click PM_OK.gif.