Autocad® is a very useful software to create 2D technical drawings. In technical drawings, a selected unit set is also very important. Even, shown decimals are also very important. Here, we explain how to change dimension units and decimals in Autocad®.
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How To Adjust Dimensions And Units Of Autocad® Dimensions?
To open the options for dimensions in Autocad®, click on ‘Annotation’ then click on the line standard which is ‘ISO-25’ above, then click on ‘Manage Dimension Styles…’ as shown by the green arrow above.
After clicking on ‘Manage Dimension Styles’ in Autocad®, a window like the above will be opened. You can see all the dimension styles in the list that is shown in the red box. Also, you can do adjustments to these dimension styles with an option in the green box above in Autocad®.
If you click on the ‘New’, button you can create your dimension style in Autocad® and, if you click on the ‘Modify…’ button, you can edit the selected dimension style from the list.
When you click on the ‘Modify…’ button, there will be a screen like the above appeared. Click on the ‘Primary Units’ section from this window to see unit options for dimension style in Autocad®.
You can make adjustments for both angular dimensions and linear dimensions as shown in the red and blue boxes above. In the ‘Unit Format’ section as shown by the red arrow, you can select the units that are available in Autocad®; Scientific, Engineering, Decimal, Architectural, Fractional, Windows Desktop.
From the ‘Precision’ section, you can adjust the number of digits that will be shown after the comma. You can adjust it up to 8 digits of number after comma.
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Also, you can adjust the decimal separator which is a comma by default. You can adjust it as point and space. Also, you can adjust the round-off option that up to entered or selected decimal, or number, this will be rounded into the closest number as shown in the green box above.
You can add constant suffixes and prefixes on your linear dimensions in Autocad®. The entered values or strings will be automatically appeared at your linear dimensions as suffix or prefixes in Autocad® as shown by blue arrows above.
You can adjust the measurement scale that you can enter a scale value, which will affect your dimensions with the fraction of that scale in Autocad® as shown in the magenta box.
You can adjust units format and precision for angular dimensions in Autocad® as shown in the blue box.
Zero suppression option is the suppression of unnecessary zeros at the trailing or leading side of dimension number. For example, if you select ‘Trailing’, 0.005000 will be suppressed as 0.005. If you select ‘Leading’, 0.005 will be suppressed as .005.
Click on ‘OK2 button to save adjustments that you have done in the ‘Modify Dimension Style’ options in Autocad®.
Adjustments of units of dimensions in Autocad® are very simple like above. Do not forget to leave your comments and questions about modifying units of dimensions in Autocad® below. Your precious feedbacks are very important for us.
Adjustments of units of dimensions in Autocad® is very simple like above. Do not forget to leave your comments and questions about modifying units of dimensions in Autocad® below. Your precious feedbacks are veyr important for us.