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SmartSketch Help

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SmartSketch
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Help
Version_SPEM_custom
9.0.0
Version_SSK
9.0(2015)

Sets options for dimensions. Some options on this toolbar are not available until you select an element on the drawing sheet.

Dimension Style

Lists and applies the available dimension styles.

Round-Off

Sets the round-off for the value. This control is sensitive to the unit setting (decimal or fractional) and contains values as appropriate for the unit. This control is also sensitive to the dimension being placed and contains values as appropriate for the dimension.

Dimension Value

Sets the dimensional value.

 Driving/Driven

Toggles the selected dimension between a driving and driven state. If you want to set this option before you place a dimension, you must set Maintain Relationships on the Tools menu.

 Auto Center Mark

Places a center line crosshair at the center of the radius of curvature being measured by the dimension.

 Jog

Offsets the projection line of a radial dimension. You can use this option to prevent the projection line that you are placing from overlapping other dimensions.

 Dimension Axis

Sets the orientation of dimensions placed by Distance Between or Coordinate Dimension. This option is not available until you select one of those buttons. This option is not available after you select the origin element.

  • - When you click Default, the dimensions that you place are parallel or perpendicular to the horizontal edge of the drawing sheet.

  • - When you click Implicit, the dimensions that you place are parallel or perpendicular to the element that you are dimensioning.

  • - When you click Explicit, the dimensions that you place are parallel or perpendicular to the element that you set the dimension axis to with the Axis on the Dimension toolbar. You can use Explicit when the default horizontal and vertical axes are not appropriate for the geometry that you are dimensioning.

 Complement

Places an angular dimension at the 180 degree complement.

 Half/Full

Toggles between half and full. When you toggle this option, the symmetric diameter appears as half or full.

The following options are available only if you click SmartDimension button on the Dimension toolbar and select an element:

 Length

Places a linear dimension for the following:

  • The length of a line

  • The arc length of an arc

  • The horizontal or vertical distance between the end points of a line

 Angle

Places an angular dimension for the angle of a line or the sweep angle of an arc.

 Radius

Places a radial dimension for the following:

  • Arc

  • Circle

  • Ellipse

  • Curve

 Diameter

Places a diameter dimension for an arc or circle.

 Prefix

Opens or closes the Dimension Prefix dialog box for specifying prefix, suffix, superfix, and subfix information.

 Dimension Type

Specifies the dimension type and the related tolerances.

Upper Tolerance

Sets the primary upper tolerance value. This option is available for tolerance or limits dimension types only.

Lower Tolerance

Sets the primary lower tolerance value. This option is available for tolerance or limits dimension types only.

Class

Sets the tolerance class. This option is available for the class dimension type only. You can set the deviation (letters) and the grade (numbers).

See Also

Angle Between Command
Coordinate Dimension Command
Distance Between Command