# Text and dimensions

Use text, dimensions, leaders, and annotation dots.

Dimensions are created parallel to the current viewport's construction plane. Combine dimension commands with object snaps to give precise values.

The dimension style controls the way a dimension displays. For example, the dimension text location can be above the dimension line or in the dimension line. The end of a dimension line can display an arrow, a tick, or a dot. The dimension text can show decimal, fractional, or feet and inches numbers.

## Create text

## Use annotation dots

Draw an annotation dot that stays parallel to and sizes with the view.

## Create dimension objects

Draw horizontal or vertical linear dimensions.

Draw a linear dimension lined up with two points.

Dimension the angle between two lines.

Dimension the area of a closed curve, surface, mesh, or hatch.

Dimension the length of a curve.

Dimension the diameter of a curve.

Dimension the x or y distance from a base location.

Dimension the radius of an arc or circle.

Draw a linear dimension that is rotated from the xy axis.

Dimension the angle between two planes.

## Draw leaders

Draw an annotation leader with attached text.

Create or remove an arrowhead on a curve.

## Utilities

Return dimension text to its default location.

Import dimension styles into the current document.

Manage angle brackets, dimension display, degree, diameter, plus/minus symbols.

## See also

Open a text notes window.

Draw text-shaped curves, surfaces, or polysurfaces based on TrueType fonts.

Measure objects

Use drafting tools

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