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Editing Dimension Lines

  1. Create a new dimension line, or select an existing one.
  2. In DesignCentral, on the Dimension tab, adjust the following parameters:

    Specifies the Font and Font Style of a dimension label.

    Specifies the Font Size of a dimension label.

    When locked (default), the dimension value displays on the dimension line. When unlocked, you can enter dimension text in the field above the padlock. This text then displays instead of the dimension value.


    Lets you select the Arrow Type to be used at both ends of a dimension line.

    Sets the Arrow Position with respect to sidelines. Options are inside and outside.


    When checked, any resizing of an object in the direction measured by the dimension line will automatically reflect the resizing.

    This option is only available at dimension creation. Once unchecked (or left unchecked), the Linked option disappears.


    Opens the Advanced Settings dialog box.

  3. In the Advanced Settings dialog box, adjust the following parameters:


    Lets you enter text that will be placed before the dimension value.


    Lets you enter text that will be placed after the dimension value.


    Scales the displayed dimension value (default = 100%). A scale value of 50% will display only half of the actual dimension value.


    Specifies the unit of measurement to display after the dimension value. Options are ", in, inches, ft, m, cm, and mm.


    Determines the number of decimal places used in a dimension value.

    Trailing Zeros

    Displays the number of insignificant zeroes to display, based on the Precision setting. When unchecked, no insignificant zeroes will be displayed.

    Suppress unit

    When checked, no unit of measure will be displayed after the dimension value.

    Border text

    When checked, a box will enclose the dimension text.


    Text Position. Allows the dimension text to appear above, on, or under the dimension line.

    Text Alignment. Fixes the dimension text at the edge or center of the dimension line.


    Diagonal Text Position. On diagonal dimension lines, aligns the dimension text on the diagonal line or positions it horizontally above it.


    Suppress. Lets you control the display of dimension lines, sidelines, and arrows.

    Sets the arrow Height (length).

    Sets the arrow Width.

  4. When finished, click OK.

See Also

Working with Measurements and Labels

Measuring Distances

Creating Dimensioning Lines

Automatically Dimensioning Objects

Dimensioning to Page

Creating Labels