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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    7703×  
applies to: Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 12933:Purging small objects from a DWG drawing - PurgeSmall.
Tip 12790:Centered dynamic label (e.g. area label).
Tip 11989:How to dimension an ellipse in AutoCAD?
Tip 11967:How to apply a changed drawing template (DWT) to existing drawings?
Tip 10031:Dimension with fixed length of extension lines (fixed dim.line offset)

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