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Controlling line settings

You can control settings affecting dimension lines, extension lines, and center marks. Any changes you make affect the current dimension style. The image tile on the right side of the Dimension Settings dialog box shows the appearance of the dimensions based on the current dimension style settings.


  1. Extend past dimension.
  2. Baseline offset.
  3. Offset from origin.

To set the color for dimension lines

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Settings > Dimension Settings.
    • On the Settings toolbar, click the Dimension Settings tool ().
    • Type setdim and then press Enter.
  2. Click the Lines tab.
  3. Make your selections.
  4. Click OK.

Controlling dimension arrows

Controlling dimension format

Controlling dimension text

Controlling dimension units

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