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Controlling alternate dimension units

You can include alternate dimensions in addition to the primary dimension text. You can also determine the appearance and format of the alternate dimensions, including the scale factor applied to generate the alternate dimensions. 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.


Alternate dimension created using a scale factor of 25.4, with an appended suffix.

To create an alternate dimension

  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 Alternate Units tab.
  3. Select the Enable Alternate Units check box.
  4. Type or select the scale factor.
  5. In the Suffix field, type a suffix to be appended to the alternate dimension.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Insert the dimension.

Controlling dimension tolerance

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