DIMEDIT command

Edits particular dimension elements.

BricsCAD Lite; BricsCAD Pro; BricsCAD Mechanical; BricsCAD BIM




Edits the position, angle, and wording of dimension text, and changes the angle of extension lines.


There are four methods to edit dimensions:

  • Edit text
  • Oblique lines
  • Rotate text
  • Restore text

Options within the DIMEDIT command

Edit text

This option will allow you to edit the existing dimension text.

Use any selection mode to choose the dimension entities to be edited. Use the <> symbols to indicate the default text (1), so that you can insert text in front or behind the default, such as “Adjust to <> inches” (2).
Oblique lines

This option will rotate (obliques or slants) the extension lines of selected linear dimensions.

The obliquing angle is measured counterclockwise from the positive x-axis.

Select linear dimensions (1) and enter the obliquing angle (2). The extension lines (3) will become oblique.
Rotate text

This option will rotate the dimension text.

The dimension text rotation angle is measured counterclockwise from the positive x-axis.

Select the dimension text (1) and enter the angle of dimension text (2).

Restore text

This option will restore the dimension text (1) back to its original position (2). This option does not restore edited text or obliqued extension lines.