Modifying Arrows And Symbols Of Dimension Lines In AutoCAD

Dimensioning is very versatile in AutoCAD® for your technical drawings. Also, options of dimension lines and other parameters of dimensions are very widespread. Here, we explain how to modify your dimension line arrows and symbols in AutoCAD® options.

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How To Modify Arrows And Symbols Of Dimension Lines In AutoCAD®?

Click on ‘Manage Dimension Styles…’ in AutoCAD®.

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.

Dimension Style Manager In AutoCAD®.

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.

Symbols And Arrows options for dimensions in AutoCAD®.

After clicking on ‘Modify’, click on the ‘Symbols and Arrows’ section as shown by the red arrow above.

As you see above you can select the type of arrowheads in AutoCAD® from the green box region. You can select different types of arrowheads for each arrow in dimensions. The first arrowhead is shown by the green arrow above, the second one is shown by blue and the leader arrowhead is shown by the yellow arrow above in preview.

Center marks are the features that show centers of arcs, circles, etc. You can adjust its style as ‘Mark’ or ‘Line’ as shown in the yellow box above in AutoCAD®. If you select ‘Mark’, you can adjust its height also.

You can adjust the dimension break in your dimensions in AutoCAD® as shown in the blue box.

When you dimension the lengths of arcs in AutoCAD®, there is a symbol that will be appeared on the dimension line. You can adjust this symbol’s place on your dimension line, or cancel it by selecting ‘None’ as shown by the red box above in Autocad.

You can also do jog dimensioning options as shown in the magenta box. You can adjust the jog angle, jog height according to text height in AutoCAD®.

Click ‘OK to save adjustments.


These are the general options for modifying arrows and symbols at dimensions in AutoCAD®. 

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