Category Archives: Dimensions

Angular Dimensions More than 180° for ACAD 2016

Since the new DIMension command (which I love) has kind of changed the way we do dimensions, here is how you apply an angular degree that is more than 180°. It has been about 5 years since I first posted … Continue reading

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Split Dimensions in AutoCAD 2016

No Lisp routine needed for this functionality – If you have an existing dimension, you can pull a dimension that meets at the original dimension line and be prompted on how to handle the result. And one of the options is to … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2016 New Dimension Tool

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 … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Split Dimensions

This is a re-post of a previous post that deserves to be re-posted. The routine was posted at by Kerry and can be found here: The routine simply splits an existing dimension and lets you click a point between … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Updated Join Dimensions for AutoCAD 2014 & 2015

I was made aware that the Join Dimensions routine previously posted [here] wasn’t working for AutoCAD 2014 & 2015 so here is an updated version. Here’s how: After loading JDIMS [enter] to start Select the first dimension Select the second … Continue reading

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Add Dimension Leader Line

Sometimes when placing dimensions in a drawing, they can get cluttered and it isn’t always clear what dimension text belongs to what dimension. (pictured below – example dimension) There is a feature that lets you attach a leader to the … Continue reading

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DVIEW with a Twist: Rotating a Viewport View

Not everything that we draft or model in AutoCAD is at 90 degree increments. For this reason when we want to make our model aligned with the sheet of paper. Shown below is a house that has 2 major axis. … Continue reading

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Remove Dimbreaks From Objects

If you have applied Dimbreaks to either a dimension or a multileader and need to remove them please don’t erase the objects and recreate them. You can use the same DIMBREAK command that created the dimbreak to remove the same … Continue reading

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Add a Dim Break to a Multileader

I was reading my company standards and came across an outdated-yet-common method  of modifying multileader objects for clarity. The process is to explode the multileader and then trim the leader line where it crosses dimensions so as to not be confused as an object … Continue reading

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DIMBREAK Break Dimension Lines

Here is a useful command that lets you easily add clarity to your dimensions. If you have ever dealt with dimension lines that cross over other dimension lines, you might recognize that these dimension lines can easily be confused for … Continue reading

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