AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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Registered: ‎06-27-2011
Message 1 of 4 (1,592 Views)

dimension lines are measuring paper space

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06-27-2011 01:54 PM




I can’t figure out what I am doing wrong, I am trying to dimension my drawings in Paper space but when I pull a dimension to measure an area its giving me the actual paper space measurement. For Example, if I measure something that is 3' it says its 1-1/2" in paper space. If I pull a dimension in model space its correct.  


I figure this is a quick fix I just can’t seem to figure out the problem

Any help would be great!


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Message 2 of 4 (1,555 Views)

Re: dimension lines are measuring paper space

06-27-2011 04:42 PM in reply to: blend28


and did you snap on model elements when you pull a dim or measuring an area?

Valued Mentor
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Registered: ‎09-25-2008
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Re: dimension lines are measuring paper space

06-30-2011 06:17 AM in reply to: blend28

Whether annotative or not, Dimensions in Paper Space can dimension "in" Paper Space or "in" Model Space.

For your Dimensions in Paper Space that are dimensioning Objects in Model Space from Paper Space:

1. Type "dim", enter, to start the Dimension command

2. Type "dimlfac", enter, to set the scale factor for linear dimension measurements, but don't enter any number, instead:

3. Type "v", enter and select the Viewport containing the object,

4. Continue your Dimension command.


NOTE: You can type "dimlfac" before starting the Dimension Command, but it will not offer you "v" for selecting a Viewport.


Read Ya Later -KLYPH

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Registered: ‎11-06-2003
Message 4 of 4 (1,498 Views)

Re: dimension lines are measuring paper space

06-30-2011 11:07 AM in reply to: blend28
Now that's really an old school work around that is not needed by many users.
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