Mastering AutoCAD’s Dimension Style Command

By Michelle Ecker on October 6th, 2016

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Mastering AutoCAD’s Dimension Style Command

Next time you’re working in AutoCAD, take some time and explore the Dimension Style command. This is where the settings for unit type and measurement adjustments are saved. Of these options, one of the most important you should familiarize yourself with is the accuracy setting.

Although dimensioning is typically completed automatically by the AutoCAD program, it’s always crucial for you to ensure precision by double checking this encoded work.

It’s important to remember that automated dimension style accuracy is programmed to avoid fractions. Small dimensions are therefore rounded down and total dimensions are rounded up, often resulting in errors when said designs are brought to life. By adding the accuracy command to your routine, you’ll avoid these machine errors, resulting in more accurate, reliable work.

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