Disclaimer: The dimension tool has been overhauled and is kind of “new”
The DIM tool (as shown below) is a one-stop-shop for most of your dimensions.
You simply launch the tool and start selecting objects or if your OSNAPS are on, you start picking points and it will recognize if you are trying to create aligned or linear dimensions.
- Also shown above is the common dimensions for arcs and circles.
- Arcs are generally dimensioned with the “R” radius marking.
- Circles are generally dimensioned with the ∅ diameter symbol
Shown below – selecting 2 points and then placing the dimensions are either aligned or linear.
These changes make dimensioning a much quicker process.
Can the New Dimension Tool be accessed from the command line? I still use the classic interface.
I just tried entering DIM and it launched the new version of the DIM command. Try using _DIM or ._DIM .
The underscore tells AutoCAD to override and use the out-of-the-box command if the user may have changed it. And the period before the command forces AutoCAD to use the English command.
And as a side note, if you may need it for other commands (since it doesn’t pertain to the DIM command) is to add a dash before the command ex. -DIM
This suppresses a dialog box so that options for the command are shown in the command line.
Hopefully this helps,
I have AutoCAD Architecture 2016 and I can not find this. I type in all the commands given above and it does not work.