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Quick Tip: How to Effectively Use Associative Dimensions - set DIMASSOC variable to <2> before adding dimension to update dimension when objects are moved, apply DIMDISASSOCIATE before selecting offending dimension to disable DIMASSOC associativity in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Nov 20, 2014

One AutoCAD Dimension Style, Different Appearances - benefits of creating child dimension style: Less dimension styles to manage, no need to change dimension style when creating different dimension type, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 31, 2014

Create Stylish Leaders with a Multileader - access multileader style manager dialog box in AutoCAD, choose existing style to start with, specify leader type from leader format tab, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Sept 9, 2014

AutoCAD: Dimensions Do Not Match the Object When Printed - apply VISUALSTYLES command to highlight hidden styles located at top of visual style palette, change value of silhouette edges section to 1, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 19, 2014

About Changing Dimension Associativity - apply DIMREASSOCIATE command to select dimension(s), step through extension-line origin points of each dimension, change non-associative dimensions to associative in AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Aug 11, 2014

About Finding Area and Mass Properties Information - employ BOUNDARY command to calculate area bounded by several 2D objects, LIST command to find area, perimeter of polygon, MEASUREGEOM, AREA commands to specify series of points in AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Aug 11, 2014

AutoCAD: Dimbreak for Dimensions That Cross - DIMBREAK command to break dimension while maintaining its association, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 30, 2014

Dimension Style Basics - create default text style, click on annotation panel, go to dimension style editor to change text to text style, draw lines, symbols, arrows, adjust fit, primary units, alternate units, tolerances in AutoCAD, Adam Kimber, June 13, 2014

Advanced Dimensioning - visit primary units section to change dimension precision, convert km from mm by adding km as suffix before changing scaling to 0.000001 in AutoCAD, Adam Kimber, June 13, 2014

Annotative Scaling for Dimension Styles, Text Styles, Leader Styles and Table Styles - change active scale from annotation scale list, open dimension style tab to rename style, activate annotative located in scale for dimension features section, adjust text height, arrow size in AutoCAD, Procad Software Blog, May 28, 2014

Add Dimension Leader Line - select dimension to apply leader, hover over grip next to dimension text, select 'move with leader' option in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Aug 28,2013

AutoCAD Stacked and Baseline Dimensions - invoke DDEDIT command to select dimension, edit text, add text below dimension value by entering \X, or use DIMBASELINE command, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, May 3, 2013

Add Matching Dimensions with Lightning Speed  - add selected, tool palette techniques in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, July 9, 2012

Dimensioning Basics, Pt 3: Create Accurate Dimensions for Angles - selecting arc, circle, line, specifying all points of angle, dimensioning outside angle, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, May 24, 2012

Dimensioning Basics, Pt 2: Create Accurate Dimensions for Circles and Arcs - dimensioning radius, diameter, arc lengths in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, May 7, 2012

Save Time with Smart Parametric Dimensions - create dimensions that update geometry when dimension text is updated in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, May 8, 2012

Dimensioning Basics, Pt 1: Create an Accurate Linear Dimension - center object to be dimensioned in AutoCAD drawing, place cursor to get accurate linear dimension, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, May 2, 2012

Moving Objects In Front Of - or Behind - Other Objects: DRAWORDER - putting image on top of solid fill in AutoCAD; HATCHTOBACK, TEXTTOFRONT commands to change display order of objects, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Mar 5, 2012

Measure Almost Anything with the MEASUREGEOM Command - measure distance, radius, angle, area, volume in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Feb 29, 2012

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Speeding up the Break Command - selecting object to break at exact location using BREAK command, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 27, 2012

Defining Alternate Dimension Units in AutoCAD - Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Jan 29, 2012

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on a Secret Dimensioning Command - selecting angle for dimension edge of part, choosing destination for two extension lines, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 11, 2012

Understanding Basics of Dimension Style Settings - maintaining dimension style using DDIM command in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 26, 2011

How to Create a Text Style for a Dimension - setting height of text style to zero in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Aug 6, 2011

Understanding How Dimensions are Associated with Objects - AutoCAD dimensions updating automatically, association with objects, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Aug 6, 2011

How to Convert a Drawing From Inches to Centimeters - scale drawing with SCALE command, change dimension sytle, Check your Unit settings: Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 18, 2011

How to Delete Trailing Zeros at the End of Dimension Texts - adjusting unit settings in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 12, 2011

Use DIMEDIT to Edit a Dimension - cleaning up dimension text location, adding to existing dimension text in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 14, 2011 

TIPniques: Parametrics in AutoCAD, Pt 2 - apply geometric constraints to 2D geometry, use autoconstrain command to apply many constraints, another method through Inferred constraints, Brian Benton, AUGI, Mar 1, 2011

Editing Dimension Objects Using Grips - AutoCAD objects can be modified using GRIPs, dimension value will be instantly updated as you move end points of dimension lines, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 25, 2011

Changing Units in Scale List (Resetting Scale List) - use reset option in AutoCAD 2011 for changing, updating values, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 6, 2011

Hip Tip: Tagging Coordinates - annotating ordinates using DIMORDINATE command, FIELD command, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 30, 2010

Adding Sketch Length to Part Properties - dimensioning sketch, starting equation within sketch mode, equation manager, Deepak Gupta, Boxer's Blog, July 29, 2010

Rapid Dimensioning - Turn It Off On Slow Days - placing dimensions in drawings, getting rid of widget from screen, Chris Snider, 3DVision Technologies, June 28, 2010

Enforcing Dimension Styles Across Your Drawings - copying styles from one drawing to another, using design center, using CAD Standard, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jun 15, 2010

Parametrics 103: That Figures - annotational dimensional constraints, ideal for design work, CConstraintFormIt, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Jun 10, 2010

Dimensioning Tutorial Pt 13: Modifying Existing Dimensions - adding JOG to any existing linear dimension, breaking dimensions, editing position, content of dimension text in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 23, 2010

Dimensioning Tutorial Pt 12: Placing an Independent Tolerance Dimension - placing datum using tolerance dimensions, MLEADER command, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 22, 2010

Dimensioning Tutorial Pt 11: Placing Geometric Tolerances with the LEADER Command - placing surface flatness tolerance to AutoCAD drawing, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 15, 2010

Dimensioning Tutorial Pt 10 - Understanding Geometric Tolerances - list of geometric characteristic symbols, frames for more complex tolerances in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 4, 2010

Dimensioning Tutorial Pt 9: Placing Inspection Dimensions

Dimensioning Tutorial Pt 8: Automatic Dimensioning with the QDIM Command - AutoCAD tutorial, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 26, 2010

Dimensioning Tutorial Pt 7: Using DIMLEADER Command - placing simple arrow, text in AutoCAD drawing, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 21, 2010

Dimensioning Tutorial Pt 6: DIMJOGLINE Command - using jogged lines in AutoCAD drawings, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 20, 2010

Dimensioning Tutorial Pt 5: Measuring Arcs Lengths and Suspended Angles - selecting arc, placing dimension object in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 14, 2010

Dimensioning Tutorial Pt 4: Ordinate Dimensioning - placing points with regard to UCS in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 13, 2010

Dimensioning Tutorial Pt 2: Linear Dimensioning - tutorial, continuous, baseline dimensioning in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 11, 2010

Dimensioning Tutorial Pt 3: Diameter and Angular Dimensioning - adding diameter signs in linear dimensions in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 12, 2010

Dimensioning Tutorial Pt 1: Introduction - dimensioning machine part in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 6, 2010

Dimension Style Settings 6 : Alternate Units - placing alternative dimension in AutoCAD drawing, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 7, 2009

Dimension Style Settings 7: Another Tolerance Dimensioning - assigning symmetrical tolerance values in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 7, 2009

Dimension Style Settings 3: Dimension Arrows and Symbols - AutoCAD tutorial, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 7, 2009

Dimension Style Settings 4: If the Dimension Doesn't Fit - lift text up or keep text always inside in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 7, 2009

Dimension Style Settings 5: Units - adjusting units from 'primary units' tab in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 7, 2009

Understanding Basics of Dimension Style - AutoCAD tutorial, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 6, 2009

Dimension Style Settings 1: Anatomy of a Dimensioning Object - creating new dimension in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 7, 2009

Dimension Style Settings 2: Dimension and Extension Lines - AutoCAD tutorial, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 7, 2009

Copying Dimension Styles from One Drawing Into Another - AutoCAD technique, Nancy Fulton, Learning AutoCAD, Feb 26, 2009

Add Text to Dimensions - using AutoCAD features, keeping actual dimension without manual editing, Alex Enoch, Cadalyst, Mar 1, 2009

Quickly Format Dimensions - exploring shortcut menu items to quickly format the dimensions in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, March 5, 2007

Dimension Style Settings 7: Another Tolerance Dimensioning - assigning symmetrical tolerance values in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, January 23, 2007

Create an Architectural Dimension Style - Ellen Finkelstein.com, January 14, 2007

Dimensioning IV - exploring the LEADER, TOLERANCE and CENTER MARK options for dimensioning in AutoCAD, Murat Saraldi, Daily AutoCAD, January 5, 2007

Dimensioning III - exploring the QUICK, BASELINE and CONTINUE options for dimensioning in AutoCAD, Murat Saraldi, Daily AutoCAD, January 2, 2007

Dimensioning II - using radius, jogged, diameter, and angular commands for dimensioning in AutoCAD, Murat Saraldi, Daily AutoCAD, December 19, 2006

Dimension Style Settings 6: Alternate Units - writing the alternative dimension values in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, December 18, 2006

Structural Members, Piers and Anchors in Architectural Desktop 2004 - 2007 - attaching a column to a pier block using the object anchor and the node anchor, Archidigm.com, December 2006

Placing a String of Dimensions in AutoCAD - using Qdim command for model space dimensioning, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, October 24, 2006

How Things Stack Up, Part 4 - dealing with stacked objects in paper/modelspace in AutoCAD, modifying Merge Control settings, Chris Lindner, AUGI, February 2006 (may require free registration)

How Things Stack Up, Part 3 - draw order features in AutoCAD help to control the way objects are "stacked," Chris Lindner, AUGI, January 2006 (may require free registration)

How Things Stack Up, Part 2 - AutoCAD tips on stacking dimension text, table cell text, and lists, Chris Lindner, AUGI, December 2005 (may require free registration)

New A2006 Dimensioning Features, Fields & Backgrounds - learning about fields and arc dimensions in AutoCAD 2005 and 2006, comparing Mtext feature and Express tool for background mask, Michael Beall, michael's corner, July 2005

The Slant on Isometrics - step-by-step detailed guide to isometric dimensioning in AutoCAD, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, May 15, 2005

Adding Automatic Text Statements to Dimensions in AutoCAD - tips on enhancing AutoCAD's Dimension Text functionality, ARCHIdigm, August 29, 2003

Conquering Dimensions - a tutorial for AutoCAD's dimension styles, Phil Leverault, Autodesk University, Nov 2001 (pdf)

Quick Tech Tips - the latest multimedia quick tutorials include 'AutoCAD Trimming Dimensions,' 'AutoCAD Polar Snap,' and "MicroStation - Windows Clipboard Origin,' by Avatech, Oct 3, 2001

AutoCAD 2000--A New Dimension!  - Lynn Allen, CADENCE, July 2000 

Digging Deeper into Dimensioning - Lynn Allen, Circles & Lines, CADENCE, August 2000

Dimensioning - linear, changing text, angular dimensions, dimensioning styles, scale and more, by AutoCAD On-line Tutor

Dimensioning-The Final Saga - Lynn Allen, CADENCE, October, 2000

 
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