How to create a new dimension in AutoCAD

By | April 27, 2014

Commonly, in the drawing there are a different lot of scale styles. Some scale is popular as 1:10, 1:20, 1: 25, 1: 50, and 1:100. If you are civil engineering, you will see this ratio in the design drawing or construction drawing. So, how to create and control a new dimension in AutoCAD? In the tutorial lesson, I will introduce how to create it.

The first, you should remember that it is dependent on how your drawing presents and how is space. You need to determine this. According with my experience, you should show drawing in the layout space and when you dimension for components, you work in the model space. I will guide an example particular with some requirements for this case with scale 1:50

Step 1: type D on command line > Enter and AutoCAD show dimension style manager.

Step 2: Select New > it will show create new dimension style box, now you setup some information as new name and other options as default > click on continuous and next show new dimension style dialog box.

Input new name dimension style box in AutoCAD

Create new dimension

Step 3: You are going to setting some option for this scale.

Setting line option new dimension dialog box in AutoCAD

Setting Line option

Setting symbol and arrow option new dimension dialog box

Setting symbol and arrow option

Setting text option new dimension dialog box in AutoCAD

Setting text option

Setting fit option new dimension dialog box in AutoCAD

Setting Fit option

Setting primary units option new dimension dialog box in AutoCAD

Setting primary units option

Set current and close new dimension style dialog box

Set current and close

Video tutorial create a new dimension scale 1:50

Download template file had create some scale style a here

Download Dimension template

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