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Easily convert dimensioned drawing to parameric AutoCAD geometry.

A - answer With the AutoCAD command DCCONVERT you can create a parametric drawing from a plain dimensioned geometry - such drawing is controlled by a table of numerical parameters.

The conversion procedure changing dimensions to parameters is described in a video from the CAD Videos section:

AutoCAD video #51

AutoCAD-parameters

or on CAD Studio's YouTube channel:

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11.2.2013    3314×  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2013 · AutoCAD 2012 · AutoCAD 2011 ·

See also:
Tip 11761:Parametric constraints between 3D objects in AutoCAD.
Tip 11751:toMulti converts polylines to multi-lines driven by a definition table.
Tip 11643:Breaking dimension extension lines in Inventor.
Tip 11614:How to reorder custom properties in a dynamic block?
Tip 11581:How to compare changes between two versions of a Revit BIM project?


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