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AutoCAD Dim Tutorials
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INTRODUCTION TO 3-D
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Global Bend And Radial Bend Modeling
This tutorial walks you through using the Global Bend command. Instead of just bending the solid model, we are going to show how we can modify specific dimensions. We will also learn how to use the Global Radial Bend command. In this tutorial we will make the shape of a car nose little more tapered.
Lesson 4-8: Introduction To System Variables
AutoCAD is a complex program and one of its major selling points is that it is highly customizable. Every user will use AutoCAD differently. Some use icons, some use command line prompts. Each drawing is also different. You may have different text heights, or dimension styles from one drawing to the next. To keep track of these different parameters, AutoCAD uses a large number of system variables to do this.
Autocad 2000--a New Dimension!
For those of you who find yourselves faced with the arduous tasks of dimensioning your drawings, you`ll be happy to know that AutoCAD 2000 has added some awesome new dimensioning features certain to eliminate much of the tedium. They`ve also granted a few more dimension variable wishes to those of you who still can`t get dimensions to obey your every desire. This month, I`ll cover many of the changes made to the dimension world.
TurboCAD advice on the meanings of dimension settings, Winston Mitchell, CADcourse.com, December 21, 2003
Autocad 2005 Table Review
We have Dimension Styles, Text Styles, and AutoCAD 2005 introduced tables which are optimally implemented by defining a Table Style. Similar to styles relating to text and dimensions, a table style defines the parameters of the table. Tables are great for any number applications: Parts lists, Bill of Materials, Legends, and imported Excel files.
The Slant On Isometrics
Step-by-step detailed guide to isometric dimensioning in AutoCAD.
Lesson 3-3: Working In 3 Dimensions
By now you should be very comfortable working your way around the X-Y co-ordinate system. Anyway, here is a quick review. Looking from the plan (top) view, this is what you see to figure out where is positive X and positive Y.
Digging Deeper Into Dimensioning
Gone are the days when you`re forced to remember the convoluted dimension variables, though many of us still find it simpler to key in the dimvar directly. Now you can visually make changes within a dialog. Even so, there are so many tabs and options that it takes a real investment in time to set up your dimensioning to suit your individual needs. In this column, I hope you`ll come across some of the settings you`ve been looking for and cut back on some of that excess research time.
Dimensioning At Lightning Speed
If you have AutoCAD 2000 or higher, you have access to one of my all time favorite commands: QDIM, for Quick Dimensioning. If you`re still churning out your dimensions one at a time you simply must try this great timesaver.
Using The New Associative Dimensions
AutoCAD 2002 introduces dimensions based on the true geometry of the objects to which they belong. In this tutorial you`ll learn how to use three new commands and an updated system variable that can help you work with them. Although the improvements are mostly transparent to you as you work, you should find that the new AutoCAD 2002 dimensions adjust more accurately when you edit your objects.
AutoCAD Mechanical: Power Dimensions
Using distance snap, adding chain dimensions and baseline dimensions, Andrew de Leon
Power Dimension; Using Distance Snap
Setting distance snap preview in AutoCAD Mechanical, Andrew de Leon
Autocad Q&a: How Do I Create A Custom Arrowhead?
Does anyone have any insight on how to create a custom arrow for AutoCAD dimensioning?