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Dimension Edit

Toolbar: Dimensioning > Edit Dimension Text ()

Menu: Insert > Dimensions > Edit Dimension Text

Keyboard: DIMEDIT


Experience Level: Advanced

Edits dimension lines and text. You can change, rotate, or restore text, or you can oblique the extension lines.

Edit dimension: Edit text Oblique lines ROtate text <REstore text>: To restore modified dimension text, press Enter. To edit text, choose Edit text. To oblique extension lines, choose Oblique lines. To rotate dimension text, choose ROtate text.

To edit dimension text

Choose Edit text.

New dimension text <>: Enter the new text. You can use the following codes to place special characters:

Code Meaning
%%c Center symbol
%%d Degree symbol
%%p Plus-minus symbol
<> Original text

You can also enter extended characters from the standard Microsoft® Windows ANSI character set. Refer to the Windows Character Map utility for more information on the characters that are supported.

Select dimensions to replace with new text: Select the dimension text you want to change.

To oblique extension lines


A dimension with oblique extension lines.

Choose Oblique lines.

Select linear dimensions to make oblique: Select the dimensions you want to change.

Enter obliquing angle: Enter the angle at which want to oblique lines.

TIP Oblique extension lines by 30 degrees for dimensions in isometric drawings.

To rotate text


An oblique dimension with rotated text.

Choose ROtate text.

Angle of dimension text: Enter the angle at which you want to rotate the text. The dimension text angle is relative to the dimension line. If the dimension text rotation is set to zero, the text angle is defined by the dimension type and the dimension style.

Select entity to rotate text: Select the dimensions to want to rotate.

Dimension Aligned

Dimension Angular

Dimension Baseline

Dimension Continue

Dimension Diameter

Dimension Leader

Dimension Radius

Dimension Settings

Control dimension format

Edit dimension text

Edit dimensions

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