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Quick 1-/2-click dimensioning in AutoCAD.

A - answer The standard AutoCAD dimension commands prompt not only for the dimensioned geometry but also for the position of the dimension line, which adds one more click.

With a short LISP macro you can dimension simple DWG geometry with a single click, using a fixed dimension line offset, specified by the height of the dimension text.

You can download the DimFixT utility with its DIMFIXT (two-point dimension) and DIMFIXL (line dimension) commands from Download and then load it with APPLOAD. The usage of both new commands saving the number of mouse clicks is illustrated in the video animation:

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See also:
Tip 13587:Dynamic label of 3D coordinates.
Tip 13566:Text size in Revit temporary dimensions.
Tip 13495:How to create a full diameter dimension with two arrows?
Tip 13426:Use of alternative units for arithmetic in dimensions (without square brackets).
Tip 13240:Changing the order of subassembly input parameters in Subassembly Composer.


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