CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products [www.cadforum.cz]
Cesky English Deutsch
Login/Register:
 Visitors: 7606 

CAD tip CAD tip # 10031:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

Dimension with fixed length of extension lines (fixed dim.line offset)

A - answer If you want to create dimensions with fixed (constant) length of extension lines (counted from the dimension line), use the dimensioning variables DIMFXL and DIMFXLON.

You can also set this offset in the dimstyle dialog in "Fixed length extension lines":

Even an extremely high value for the extension line length never extends the extension line "inside" the dimensioned object (always stays outside).

If you want to create dimensions with fixed offset (distance) of the dimension line from the dimensioned object (basepoints), enter - on the "Specify dimension line position:" prompt - the coordinate/position of the dimension line as:

123.4<90

(distance/offset 123.4 units, direction 90°)

You can preset such entry to a menu macro.

ACADLT
100% *  CAD 
3.10.2014    7910×  
Comments   Tell a friend
applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 11989:How to dimension an ellipse in AutoCAD?
Tip 11967:How to apply a changed drawing template (DWT) to existing drawings?
Tip 11647:How to display dynamic dimensions on grip editing?
Tip 11643:Breaking dimension extension lines in Inventor.
Tip 11494:Entering decimal values using fractions in CAD applications.


Back   All CAD Tips All CAD tips&tricks

How to export BOM with all assembly levels from Inventor? « | » My linetype does not reverse. Why?

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   



Featuring:
DwgTextTranslator translates a series of drawings from one language to another using MS Access.
Download a fully functional trial version.


Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio (Xanadu) is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.
TOPlist