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Breaking dimension extension lines in Inventor.

A - answer When dimensioning Inventor drawings, the dimension extension lines may get automatically broken (gap added) when the extension line goes through another text in the drawing:

This gap is controlled through the dimension style - see Manage > Style and Standards > Styles Editor > Dimension, the Display tab, the parameter C: Gap.

If you need to break the extension or dimension line in another arbitrary place, put an annotatiion text to this location and enter just a couple of spaces: " ". After the particular view gets updated, the dimension lines will be displayed with a gap.

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13.10.2017    1819×  
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applies to: Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 10031:Dimension with fixed length of extension lines (fixed dim.line offset)
Tip 10023:Inherit properties in additional continue dimensions.
Tip 9877:How to get the outer dimension text closer to the extension line?
Tip 9153:Arrowheads or other parts of dimensions are not printed.
Tip 7883:Freely placed dimension text in Inventor.

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