Creates a diametric dimension.

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Creates a diametric dimension for an arc, polyarc, or circle. The dimension is based on the current dimension style. Options allow you to specify the angle and contents of the dimension text.

Methods to create a diametric dimension

There is one method to begin creating a diametric dimension:

  • Select arc or circle to dimension
Select arc or circle to dimension
Begin creating a diametric dimension by selecting an arc, polyline arc, or circle then:
Location of dimension line
Specify the location of the dimension line.
Additional options: [Angle/Text]
  1. Location of dimension line

Options within the DIMDIAMETER command

After you begin creating a diametric dimension, the following options may be available:

Specify the angle of the dimension text. A value of 0 aligns the dimension text with the dimension line. Any other value rotates the dimension text relative to the x-axis of the current UCS.
Enter text to override the default dimension text which includes the measured length of the diameter. You can use two angle brackets <> to display the measured length of the diameter in addition to other text.