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Chapter 14. Dimensioning > Making Changes in Dimension Styles

Making Changes in Dimension Styles

In an ideal world, you will create a dimension style (or dimension family) for every standard type of drawing that you produce. However, the real world occasionally comes up with non-standard situations in which it doesn't make sense to create a new dimension style just for one drawing or a part of a drawing.

For these situations, AutoCAD 2000 has some other options: You may either modify the existing dimension style for that drawing only, or use the dimension override option to change a few dimensions within the drawing. In the next two sections, you will take a look at some common scenarios where you will need to vary your underlying dimension styles to meet short-term needs.


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