Dimensioning model space entities in paper space
To increase efficiency, you can separate your drawing model from annotations
using the Model and Layout tabs.
It takes time to display dimensions, title blocks, keynotes, and other annotations.
If you draw these on a Layout tab, display-time and visual clutter are reduced
when you work on your model (on the Model tab). progeCAD allows you to dimension
model space entities on either the Model tab or a Layout tab — you can
make the choice depending on the method that works best for your needs.
To dimension model space entities in paper space
- Click a Layout tab.
- Create at least one layout viewport.
- Lock the desired layout viewport by doing the following:
- Right-click the edge of the layout viewport that you want
to use for creating dimensions.
- Choose Properties.
- Mark Lock Viewport, and then click OK.
Locking the viewport is not required, but it is extremely helpful when
you zoom or pan in the layout viewport; it prevents the viewport scale and
view center from changing.
TIP You may want to place the layout viewports on their own
layer and after locking the layout viewports, hide the layer that contains
them. This allows you to work within the layout viewport without it cluttering
your display or selections.
- Make sure you are working in paper space by verifying that the Model/Paper
Space toggle in the status bar begins with “P.” If necessary,
switch to paper space by double-clicking the Model/Paper Space toggle in the
- Create a dimension. You can select the model space entities directly, specify
definition points, or use entities snaps to help accurately select the definition
The dimension is created in paper space.
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