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 annotation 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

Text

Create annotation text.

TextProperties

Set the font, bold, italic, height.

FindText

Search for specified text.

Use annotation dots

Dot

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

ConvertDots

Convert Dot objects to either points or text.

Create dimension objects

Dim

Draw horizontal or vertical linear dimensions.

DimAligned

Draw a linear dimension lined up with two points.

DimAngle

Dimension the angle between two lines.

DimArea

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

DimCurveLength

Dimension the length of a curve.

DimDiameter

Dimension the diameter of a curve.

DimOrdinate

Dimension the x or y distance from a base location.

DimRadius

Dimension the radius of an arc or circle.

DimRotated

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

DimCreaseAngle

Dimension the angle between two planes.

SetCurrentAnnotationStyle

Specify the current annotation style.

Draw leaders

Leader

Draw an annotation leader with attached text.

Arrowhead

Create or remove an arrowhead on a curve.

Utilities

DimRecenterText

Return dimension text to its default location.

ImportAnnotationStyles

Import annotation styles into the current document.

Dimension Properties

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

See also

Notes

Open a text notes window.

TextObject

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

Measure objects

Use drafting tools

 

 

 

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