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Dimensioning 3-D Objects - Two Ways
« on: October 09, 2016, 11:13:34 pm »
This tutorial shows two ways you can dimension your 3-D objects. Please refer to your specific assignment requirements and the preference of your instructor to determine which method should be used for your project.

The first method allows you to dimension in model space, attaching the dimensioning directly to the objects you are measuring in 3-Dimensional space. This method requires an understanding of the UCS and its positioning. Please see the separate tutorials on the use of the UCS for more information on repositioning the UCS.

http://screencast.com/t/pMKZ2ITG  (Dimensioning 3-D Objects in Model Space - Method 1)

The second method allows you to dimension directly on your paper in paper space, placing the dimensioning over the view of the drawing in its current position. This method requires a completed layout view, prior to dimensioning.

http://screencast.com/t/aARguV8eA  (Dimensioning 3-D Objects in Paper Space - Method 2)

IMPORTANT TIP: Both methods require the set up of an annotative dimension style, with the annotative scale set FIRST before dimensioning. In Method 1, the annotative scale must match the scale of the viewport. In Method 2, the annotative scale must be 1:1, which is the scale of your layout page in paper space.