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The Dimensions palette is accessed from the View > Dimensions Palette or from the Main palette in the Level 2 interface. The Dimensioning tool gives the ability to place text and show part dimensions. Dimension values are calculated from the current CS and visible based on the current workgroup. Any part of the dimension line, (line, arrowheads or text) may be dragged to reposition the dimension. Selection mode is active while the Dimensions palette is active.

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The font used and the size of the the annotation text is controlled by right-clicking on the Dimensions title bar and selecting Set Font. This opens a dialog that displays the fonts that are installed on your system.

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Text

Enter a note on the part. Place the cursor where you want the note to appear and enter the text.

Align

Gives the distance between two selected points.

Horizontal

The horizontal distance between two selected points.

Vertical

The vertical distance between two selected points.

Horizontal From Origin

The horizontal distance of a point from the origin of the current CS.

Vertical From Origin

The vertical distance of a point from the origin of the current CS.

Point

The explicit coordinates of a point in the current CS.

Angle

The interior angle of two lines. The exterior angle may be determined by selecting the dimension and choosing Modify > Reverse Arc (Ctrl-T). This button will also determine the angle between three points.

Radius

The radius of a selected arc or circle.

Diameter

The the diameter of a selected arc or circle.

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