Isometric Dimensioning

Isometric Dimensioning

Isometric Dimensioning

How to put dimension in an isometric object from a 2D drawing? That is the question I received from one of my colleagues sometimes ago, what my colleagues trying to say is, he’s basically want to put a dimension aligned to the isometric object. At first, I thought it is not possible to put a dimension on a isometric object within a 2d drawing, because prior to that question, I have not done such a thing. Good thing one of our senior colleagues had encounter such a predicament before, and so he teach us how to do it.

Dimensioning an Isometric drawing is easily to forget, specially if you ‘re  not using it frequently because it is not a single command, it is a series of commands composed specifically to do one task. That’s why it is best that I should blog this tutorials.

So here it is.

First, after you have created your isometric object put a dimension by using the command, DIMALIGNED by typing it in the command prompt or click the dimaligned icon.

Aligned Dimension

Aligned Dimension

How to Change Dimension Text in AutoCAD

While doing some visitor tracking in this CAD blog, I came across with a search query “how to change dimension text” in this site’s referral url. Which makes me wonder, what does the searcher really need to know, when he/she makes that search. Is the searcher wants to change the Text content of the dimension or was he/she wants to change te properties of the text in the dimension?.

dimension_toolbar

fig.1

Anyway, changing dimension text is easy. The simplest way to do it is to use the command DDEDIT or ED in shortcut form when you type it at the command prompt. Then edit the dimension text,  just like the way you edit the regular text in your drawing. That is only if you want to replace the content of dimension text. But if you want to change the location of dimension text, or rotate the dimension text from it’s original position. You can use the command DIMEDIT or in the dimension toolbar click the Dimension Edit icon (fig.1). Then a list of options will appear at the command prompt, asking you what will you do next.