Moving and Copying Dimensions

Once dimensions are displayed in a drawing, you can move them within a view or to another view. When you drag a dimension from one place to another, the dimension reattaches to the model, as appropriate. You can only move or copy dimensions to a view where the orientation is appropriate for that dimension.

Video: Moving and Copying Dimensions

To move a dimension within the view:

Drag the dimension to the new position.

To switch a dimension to a different feature of the same size within the view:

Select the dimension and drag and drop the arrowhead handle to another edge.
This method works for radial, diameter, and chamfer dimensions only.

To move or copy dimensions from one view to another view:

Hold the Shift key (to move) or the Ctrl key (to copy) as you drag the dimensions into another view.
Use this method to create multiple driving dimensions.

To move or copy several dimensions at once:

Hold the Ctrl key as you select.

To rotate a dimension:

Drag the handle nearest the dimension text.
The dimension rotates in small intervals.

Dimension Leader Control for Same-sized Features

You can move radial, diameter, or chamfer dimension leaders, or hole callout leaders among same-sized features in a drawing view.

To move the dimension and hole callout leader endpoints for common features, drag leader endpoints from one feature to another.