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Engineering and Schematics
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Version_SPEM
8.0.0
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10.0(2018)

Dimension Lines

Sets options for dimension lines. A dimension line defines the measurement of a part feature. Dimension lines consist of a solid line with arrows at both ends and a dimension in the center.

Connect

Controls if the dimension line extends between both terminators when you place the dimension text and terminators outside the projection lines.

Width

Sets the width of the dimension line.

Stack Pitch

Sets the distance between stacked dimensions. The value is a ratio of the dimension font size.

Break Line

Sets the size of the break line for the linear, angular, or radial dimension. This value is a ratio of the font size.

The dimension break line is separate from the leader and balloon break lines.

Coordinate

Sets options for coordinate dimensions.

Auto-Jog

Turns the jog control on or off on the Dimension ribbon. You can use this option only when you place a coordinate dimension. If you set Auto-Jog and the distance between two dimensions is less than the value set for Stack Pitch, then you can place the dimension with a jog in the projection line.

Common Origin

Sets the symbol type for the common origin on coordinate dimensions. You can set the symbol type to dot, circle, or none.

Text Position

Positions text in a coordinate dimension.

Stack Pitch

Sets the distance between stacked dimensions. The value is a ratio of the dimension font size.

Projection Line

Sets options for the projection line of a dimension.

Display

Controls the display of projection lines on linear dimensions. You can set the display to none (off), origin, measurement, or origin and measurement. You can use this option to hide projection lines when they overlap and you are using a pen plotter.

Element Gap

Sets the distance that the projection line is set back from the element you want to dimension. This value is a ratio of the dimension font size.

Extension

Sets the distance that the projection line extends beyond the dimension. This value is a ratio of the dimension font size.

Angle

Sets the slant angle of the projection lines on dimensions. This option is useful when you need to place a dimension on isometric drawings.

Center Mark

Places a center line automatically when you dimension a nonlinear element.

Extend Center Mark

Displays projection lines on center marks. Extend Center Mark only works when the Center Mark option is selected as well.

See Also

Format Dimension Dialog Box
Modify Dimension Style Dialog Box
New Dimension Style Dialog Box
Dimension Properties Dialog Box