Advanced Drawing and Dimensioning

  • Timothy J. McCarthy


Most of AutoCAD’s drawing commands have been covered by now. In this chapter you will discover the reason for creating AutoCAD drawings at full scale. The various dimensioning and measuring commands all calculate their distances in the drawing units. To demonstrate the more important automatic dimensioning facilities you will draw a relatively simple object, a mechanical engineer’s gland! In doing this a few more new commands will be introduced. Then the dimensions will be added.


Dimension Text Current Layer Extension Line Bolt Hole Dimension Line 
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© Springer-Verlag London 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy J. McCarthy
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  1. 1.Department of Civil and Structural EngineeringUMISTManchesterUK

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