How to Add Breakline Symbol in Dimension Line

How to add a breakline symbol to a dimension line?, that’s the question. Sometimes in a AutoCAD Draftsman’s career, they will encounter such drawing that has an object that needs to be shown with breakline symbol in order to fit the drawing inside the drawing area. And ofcourse a drawing cannot be called as a working drawing if the drawing has no Annotations, Title, and specially if no Dimensions.

In a drawing that has an object that shown with breakline symbol, it is recommended that it must come up also with a dimensioning with a breakline symbol or jog symbol. And that’s the time, the command DIMJOGLINE will be needed. You can find the DIMJOGLINE command at the Dimension Toolbar, or at the Dimension pulldown menu, Jogged Linear. Alternatively, you can just type DIMJOGLINE at the command prompt.


Jogged Linear Dimension

DIMJOGLINE is an AutoCAD command that can create a breakline symbol like object, that can be use in a linear dimension line. Jog symbol are used to represent a dimension value that does not the actual measurement of an object. Typically, the actual measurement value of the dimension is smaller than the displayed value. Once you already made the JOG symbol you can modify it’s position by using GRIPS.


Jogged Linear Dimension Object


Using Select Similar and Quick Select command

As I have discussed in my previous post, to be able to speed up the works of the Draftsman and Architects alike. One should know some techniques to do so. One technique that I already talk about was, tha using of command Quick Dimension. So now, two more commands that I know, will helps alot to make our works done, in a fastest way possible. These commands are the Select Similar and Quick Select command.

Select Similar

Select Similar command, is a command creating a selection set of objects base on the same layer and have the same style. With this command, you can perform a global change to your drawing, by just selecting a initial object, and all objects that are on the same layer and have same style will also be selected.


Using SuperHatch

Probably, the best newly added features of express tools on AutoCAD architecture 2008 is the SuperHatch. Many might not agree with me, but for me, this is one of the coolest if not, one of the best addition on AutoCAD so far.