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Chapter 17. Productive Dimensioning > Becoming Proficient at Productive Dimensi...

Becoming Proficient at Productive Dimensioning

To become proficient at dimensioning a drawing, you need a little practice and a little understanding about some of the various options made available to you by AutoCAD. The most commonly used dimensioning type is linear dimensioning.

Linear Dimensioning

Linear dimensions, of course, define a specific length, whether it is horizontal, vertical, or aligned to the object you are dimensioning. AutoCAD provides you with five different linear dimensioning commands, including DIMLINEAR, DIMCONTINUE, DIMBASELINE, DIMALIGNED, and DIMROTATED. Each of these commands can be accessed through either the pull-down menu (see Figure 17.1), the Dimensioning toolbar (see Figure 17.2), or entered at the Command: prompt. You should access this command using the method you are most comfortable with. For example, DIMLINEAR is the Command: prompt command for a linear dimension, whereas it appears as Linear on the pull-down and toolbar. All are the same command.


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