A dimension style is a collection of settings and definitions which determine the type of arrowheads, text style, color of text, lines and arrowheads, unit type, precision, etc. Dimension styles are saved in the drawing. You can create, edit and delete dimension styles. Dimension styles can be copied between drawings. Dimension styles which have the Annotative property create annotative dimensions.
Exploring dimension styles
- To open the Dimension Styles Explorer , do one of the following:
- Choose Dimension Styles ... in the Tools > Drawing Explorer menu.
- Double click the Dimension Style field in the Status bar.
- Right click the Dimension Style field in the Status bar, then choose Properties in the context menu.
- Type dimstyle in the command bar, then press Enter.
The current dimension style is marked in the Current column.
(option) Select a dimension style to see a preview.
(option) Select a dimension style then right click:
- Choose New to create a new dimension style.
- Choose Delete to delete the selected dimension style.
- Choose Cut selected dimension style in the current drawing, then paste it in another open drawing.
- Choose Copy , then paste it in another open drawing.
- Choose Paste , to copy a previously cut or copied dimension style in the current drawing.
- Choose Rename , to rename of the selected dimension style.
- Choose Set current in the context menu to make it the current dimension style.
- Choose Save overrides to current style , to save all current overrides to the current style.
- Choose Save to new style, to create a new dimension style as a copy of the selected dimension style.
(option) Modify a dimension style definition.
(option) Select <overrides> to define override settings for the current dimension style.
Select 2 or more dimension styles.
Press and hold the Ctrl-key to add more dimension style to the selection set.
The properties of the selected styles display in the Editor pane. Properties that are different in one of the selected styles display on a yellow background.
Check the Show only differences option to display the properties that are different for at least one of the selected dimension styles only.