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Modifying Dimensions

Use the EditDimension command to change the position, angle, and value of Dimension text. You can also change the orientation of the extension lines of Dimensions.

To modify Dimensions:

  1. Type EditDimension at the command prompt.
  2. Specify an option:
    • Angle. Rotates the Dimension text of existing Dimensions. Specify the rotation angle. To revert rotated Dimension text to its default orientation, enter an angle of 0°. The option works the same as the Angle option of the EditDimensionText command except that you can specify multiple Dimensions with the EditDimension command.
    • Home. Undoes the move or rotation of Dimension text and returns it to its original position (default).
    • Move. Relocates the dimension line and the text of existing Dimensions in one operation.
    • New. Modifies the Dimension text value. Enter a text value or <> to represent the generated measurement. You can revert the Dimension to its generated measurement or add a prefix or suffix to the generated measurement. For example N-<> generates the value N-24 if the Dimension measurement generates 24.
    • Oblique. Modifies the orientation of existing linear Dimensions. Specify a new angle for the extension lines.
  3. Select the Dimension to update.
  4. Press Enter.

    The specified Dimensions are updated.


Command: EditDimension

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