Dimension Edit command in Autocad and the usage in details

Dimension Edit command in Autocad and the usage in details

1. The way to call Dimension Edit command in Autocad

Enter from keyboard Select from Menu Icon
DIMSPACE

2. Meaning of Dimension Edit command in Autocad

DIMENSION EDIT command is to edit the dimension text and the oblique of the extension line.

3. Diagram for carrying out Dimension Edit command in Autocad

4. Explain the command statement.

Command statement Explanation
Command: Call the command -> Enter
Enter type of dimension editing [Home/New/Rotate/Oblique] <Home> Select the dimension editing style

Dimension Edit command in Autocad and the usage in details

5. For example

Create object, specify the dimension and edit the dimension for object as the picture:

Form A4 drawing with rate 1:1. Form the dimension line.

Use the basic drawing commands to create the specified object and edit the dimension.

Command: DIMLINEAR (DLI) ¿.

Specify first extension line origin or <select object>: Click to select the point P1

Specify second extension line origin: Click to select the point P2

Specify dimension line location or [Mtext/Text/Angle/Horizontal/ Vertical/Rotated]: 7 Enter.

Dimension text = 30
Command: DIMEDIT (DED) -> Enter.

Enter type of dimension editing [Home/New/Rotate/Oblique] <Home>: R -> Enter.
Specify angle for dimension text: 90 Enter.

Select objects: Click to select a point on dimension line

Select objects: Enter the result as picture

7. The options

Select objects: Click to select the dimension line object to edit to the default position.
Select objects: Click to select the next dimension line object to edit to the default position or Enter. to complete the command.

NEW choice: Change the dimension text.

Command: DIMEDIT (DED) -> Enter.
Enter type of dimension editing [Home/New/Rotate/Oblique]<Home>: N -> Enter.

TEXT FORMATTING dialog box appears. In this dialog box, you delete number 0 and enter new dimension text, then Enter to complete and select the dimension line to edit.

Dimension Edit command in Autocad and the usage in details

Select objects: Click to select the dimension line object to edit the dimension text

Select objects: Click to select the next dimension line object to edit the dimension text or Enter. to complete the command.

ROTATE choice: Rotate the dimension text, similar to ANGLE choice in DIMTEDIT command

Command: DIMEDIT (DED) -> Enter.

Enter type of dimension editing [Home/New/Rotate/Oblique]<Home>: R -> Enter.
Specify angle for dimension text: 45 -> Enter.

Select objects: Click to select the dimension line object to edit to the default position.

  • Select objects: Click to select the next dimension line object to edit to the default position or Enter. to complete the command.

OBLIQUE choice: Create the oblique extension line.

Command: DIMEDIT (DED) -> Enter.
Enter type of dimension editing [Home/New/Rotate/Oblique]<Home>: N -> Enter.

– Select objects: Click to select the dimension line object to edit the extension line.
– Select objects: Click to select the next dimension line object to edit the extension line or Enter. to complete the command.
Finally, Enter obliquing angle (press ENTER for none): Enter the value of oblique for extension line in comparison with dimension line. 45 Enter. (Plus angle is the rotation angle with clockwise)

Good luck!

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