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Chapter 17. Productive Dimensioning > Dimension Placement in the Drawing

Dimension Placement in the Drawing

When looking at productivity in terms of dimensioning a drawing, one other factor to consider is where you are placing your dimensions. You have two choices in AutoCAD: model space and paper space. Each space has pros and cons.

Pros and Cons of Dimensioning in Model Space

Most users today dimension their drawings in model space as opposed to placing dimensions in a paper space layout. The concept and features involved with layouts is covered in Chapter 19, “Paper Space Layouts.” Dimensioning in model space comes naturally because the drawing is actually created in model space. The advantages and disadvantages are listed and briefly described.


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