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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How do you dimension a chamfer in Autocad?

I’ve tried to find it, but can’t seem to.

Step by step instructions would be nice, thanks.
I’m actually at the really simple stages,… but thanks for the detailed responses.

To make a linear dimension, I click on dimension, then linear. But I can’t seem to find the chamfer,

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2 Responses to “How do you dimension a chamfer in Autocad?”
  1. Joshua says:

    I don’t really know what the verb dimension is but

    to use an angled length dimension use the dimensions tool bar and A couple like 4-5 in from the left there should be an angle dimension follow the instruction in the command prompt.

    To angle dimension there is a button for that all most all the way over. Angle is tricky need to be on continuous lines however you can delete the lines later. I found that helpful.

    to ortho dimension you will need to use the ortho dimension one left of the angle length same as the other

    -Josh

    Edit (What he said, the drawing and more details would really help)

  2. Brett P says:

    Without seeing the drawing that you’re working on, I can’t really advise on how best to dimension it. It kind of depends on how it will be manufactured/used and how it will be measured for QC. Does it need to be a specific angle? Does it need to be a specific length? Where will it be measured from? You can use the Help feature in AutoCAD to find out how to do any specific dimensioning task (i.e. Aligned).

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