AutoCad :: Toggle For Metric Dimensioning?

Apr 18, 2011

I am using Autocad 2000. I know, I am like an old dog who gets comfortable by the fireplace, and is happy with what I have. where the toggle is to set the dimensioning for metric dimensions. I have seen it in a couple of places and after I set it for millimeters, for some reason it still dimensions in English measurements.

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AutoCAD LT :: Dimensioning In Metric Units?

Aug 5, 2012

I have a small job in Europe and need to dimension in metric units.

Can I do this and how?

I am using AutoCadLT 2009.

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Dec 26, 2011

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AutoCad :: Converting Imperial To Metric / Metric To Imperial

Jul 12, 2012

To convert from imperial to metric multiply the length, in inches, by 25.4 (the number of millimeters per inch).

Example: 3 inches converted to millimeters is 3*25.4 or 76.2mm.

To convert from metric to imperial multiply the length, in millimeters, by 0.03937 (the number of inches in a millimeter). For greater accuracy use 0.03937008.

Example: 100 millimeters converted to inches is 100*0.03937 or 3.937 inches.

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May 24, 2012

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May 20, 2012

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Feb 11, 2013

Which category in the Dimension drop down menu do I use to obtain the linear dimension for the length of an arc, a 1/2 circle, for example.

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May 15, 2011

When I am typing out text and get to a fraction is allows me to stack it diagonally so the 1/4" looks nicer. When i dimension, however, it does not seem to stack the fractions the same way. I took a look at the Format - Dimension setting and did not see the option in there to change it. I would like to have the fractions stack diagonally like they do regular text.

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Feb 13, 2012

Is there a way to have AutoCAD use the "right angle symbol" instead of showing 90 degrees when it measures right angles?

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May 26, 2011

When I am doing the details for a drawing I need to show the point at which a dimension on the elevations precisely starts but instead of the actual dimension I need a description such as "Frame Height", "Rough Opening", "Offset From Columnline", etc. I have always entered "T" after I set my two points for a dimension to replace the dimension with text. On my detail sheets there are a lot more of these than actual dimensions.

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Jul 11, 2013

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Jun 6, 2013

Whilst dimensioning in paperspace I dont seem to be able to get the dimesions to sit above the drawing in model space. for example if I place a leader across the drawing to a specific point the leader sits under the drawing and is lost/hidden. how I set the dimensions to sit above the drawing.

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May 14, 2013

I have a fairly complex solid model built in Autocad 2013. I would like to dimension it now. I have various individual parts plus sub assemblies and weldments etc. What are best practices for doing this in an organized way? Should I copy various parts over to other drawings and dimension them separately? It seems odd to pile everything onto the one model. I know that Autocad is not Inventor (which I am somewhat familiar with), but does it have some similar tools for doing individual part drawings to keep things manageable?

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Sep 10, 2013

Dimensioning in Isometric gave me a genuine PITA. Download my solution here .

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May 8, 2013

While working on a drawing today I realized that when I modified dimension styles ... arrow size, text size, spacing, etc. , upon closing the modify style window the changes I'd made automatically took effect on the screen. In other words I did not have to use the dimension update command to make the changes appear in dimensions already in the drawing. All the dimensions changed to show the changes automatically. I'm pretty sure I haven't seen this before.

I went to another drawing and the updates did not automatically occur. I inserted part of the old drawing into the current drawing and made dimension style changes again. The changes updated automatically in the new content but not on the content inserted from the old drawing.

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Feb 9, 2012

I want to create a block which will be able to automatically display dimensions as pulled from gridlines in two directions. The dimensions would be displayed over lines perpendicular to each other which would have arrows indicating the direction the dimension was pulled from. I am hoping to create a faster way to generate plans for field installation use. Currently we paste a block and manually type in the dimensions and rotate the arrows.

I have not figured out how to attach a graphic of the block and could use a tip for that also.

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Mar 4, 2013

I work in plumbing design and am constantly burdened by the tedious task of setting out hundreds upon thousands of penetrations every month for the guys on site to locate their plumbing points through the slab.

They use a GPS system to expedite the plotting, but first I provide a CAD file with just 3 layers; GRids ( a line ), Wastepoint ( a donut poly line ) and Fixture Name ( multi text) which the survey program can interpret and set out from ( actually, the surveyor only needs one point, which he grabs from the site grids that I provide ).

So that's all good, but on top of this I must dimension off the grids every point so that measurements can be done on site as back-up/cross checking.

Of course I can't have dims overlapping each other.

Is there any way to automate this part of the process? Taking a dim from the nearest grid (x and y axis) to the centre of the object I use for the penetration.

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AutoCad :: Dimensioning In Paper Space

Jan 20, 2012

I am attempting -- without much success -- to put my dimensions in paperspace. The problem is that sometimes (almost always) the dimension value is in paperspace. That is, when I do a Linear Dimension of two points of an object in paperspace the resulting value will be a few inches instead of many feet.

My model is drawn at full size; my viewport is set to 1/4" = 1'-0"; I am using ACA 2012.

I am not sure if it instructive, but I have found:

- The only time it comes out correct is if my first point is at 0,0. But if the second point is 0,0 it will be wrong (paperspace value). Bizarre
- most of the "wrong" dimensions have the "Associative" property is set to "No". The box is grayed out so I am not sure how to change it.
- If I MEASUREGEOM, the value is the correct model space length but if I do a linear dimension using the same two points the value is in paperspace.

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Jul 23, 2013

I'm using AutoCAD 2012, and trying to move my UCS within a viewport to a corner of my detail, but when I start to dimension using ordinate dimensioning, my point of origin (0.000) it gives me (1009.2003). In AutoCAD 2002, I could move my UCS within a viewport and start ordinate dimensioning and my (0.000) would be where I moved my UCS to.

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Feb 9, 2012

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Jan 2, 2014

The company I now work for does everything in 3D with vanilla AutoCAN'T, 2012-2014. There are only a few 2D objects in any file. The problem I'm running into is when dimensioning the 3D geometry in paperspace, the dimensions will not always stay anchored to the points that I've snapped to. If I have to go into the block editor the dimensions will fly all over the place when I exit it.

VIEWBASE really useful to alleviate this problem, but not everyone is on the same version and we're saving back to a 2010 format which creates proxy objects when opened on another machine. I'm not sure if I have the freedom to start using it.

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Apr 19, 2012

How do you change the dimension units from default decimal to feet and inches with ACLT 2013?

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Dec 27, 2011

Can i set my drawing in 1:160 metric scale..... because that one scale is not in CAD.........

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Jun 9, 2013

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Apr 30, 2013

It must surely be in there somewhere but I cant find a way to dimension to a line's midpoint in a sketch.

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Feb 3, 2012

This is probably a simple one, but when I dimension from an edge to the tangent of a radius or circle. It always snaps to the center.  How do I get the dimension to snap to the tangent point?

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Nov 14, 2011

Is there a way that i can Double Dimensioning? as to have one dimension in decimal and one in fraction all in the same dimension line?

 Im using 2011 RS

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Using Created Dimensioning Styles

Feb 27, 2012

I needed to create new dimensioning styles - that I can do.  However, there doesn't seem to be a way to apply them to a current drawing.  In the Annotation section under Format there are no "styles" listed  - not even the default.

So, how is one able to populate the list so one may choose a specific style or another?  Or, is there somewhere else I should be looking?

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