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Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands

The dimension panel consists of other common commands widely used in our drawing.

To access such commands, follow the below steps:

  1. Click on Annotate on the ribbon panel.
  2. Click on the drop-down list of the Dimension option, as shown below:
    Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands
  3. The drop-down list will look like the below image:
    Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands

Let's discuss each command in detail.

  • Tolerance

The tolerance command is used to create geometric tolerance with the dimensions. We can also enclose geometric tolerance in a feature control frame, which can be created with a leader such as MLEADER, LEADER, and TOLERANCE.

Consider the below image:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands

Let's understand the process of creating geometric tolerance.

The steps are listed below:

1. Click on the Tolerance

Or

Type TOLERANCE on the command line or command prompt and press Enter.

A dialog box will appear, which will look like the below image:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands

2. Specify the values of tolerance.

3. Specify the height.

4. Click on the OK button at the bottom.

5. Specify the Tolerance location on the viewport.

Thus, dimension tolerance will be created.

  • Oblique

The Oblique command is used to arrange the extension of linear dimensions in an oblique way. It is often used when an extension line of a particular dimension conflicts with other dimensions.

The Oblique angle is calculated from the X-axis of the UCS.

Consider the below image:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands

Let's understand with an example. Consider the below dimension:

The steps are listed below:

1. Click on the Oblique

Or

Type DIMEDIT on the command line< type O< press Enter.

2. Select the object. We can also select multiple dimensions.

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands

3. Press Enter.

4. Enter the Oblique Here, we have specified an angle of 30.

5. Press Enter.

The Oblique dimension will be created, as shown below:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands

We can also verify the specified angle, as shown below:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands
  • Text Angle

The Text Angle command is used to rotate the text in the dimension by the specified angle, as shown below:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands

Let's understand with an example.

Consider the below dimension:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands

The steps to apply such dimensions are listed below:

  1. Click on the Text Angle
    Or
    Type DIMTEDIT on the command line <press Enter.
  2. Select the dimension.
  3. Type A or Angle and press Enter.
  4. Specify the angle for dimension text.
    Here, we have specified an angle of 50.
  5. Press Enter.

The Text Angle dimension will be created, as shown below:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands
  • Left Justify

It justifies or shifts the dimensions to the left. It works only for linear, radius, and diameter dimensions. Let's understand with an example.

Consider the below dimension:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands

The steps are listed below:

  1. Click on the Left Justify
    Or
    Type DIMTEDIT on the command line< press Enter.
  2. Select the dimension.
  3. Type L or Left and press Enter.

The dimension will shift to the left.

It is shown in the below image:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands
  • Center Justify

It justifies or shifts the dimensions to the center. It works only for linear, radius, and diameter dimensions.

Let's understand with an example.

Consider the below dimension:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands

The steps are listed below:

  1. Click on the Center Justify
    Or
    Type DIMTEDIT on the command line < press Enter.
  2. Select the dimension.
  3. Type C or Center and press Enter.

The dimension will shift to the center.

It is shown in the below image:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands
  • Right Justify

It justifies or shifts the dimensions to the right. It works only for linear, radius, and diameter dimensions. Let's understand with an example.

Consider the below dimension:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands

The steps are listed below:

  1. Click on the Right Justify
    Or
    Type DIMTEDIT on the command line < press Enter.
  2. Select the dimension.
  3. Type R or Right and press Enter.

The dimension will shift to the right.

It is shown in the below image:

Other AutoCAD Dimension Commands
  • Override

The Override command is used to control the override or clear the override of the system variables and the selected dimensions.

The shortcut command is DIMOVERRIDE.






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