Subject: Copying dimension styles



You can copy and paste dimension styles between drawings. In addition to the steps below, you can also select a dimension style and use the Windows shortcut keys (Ctrl+A to select all, Ctrl+X to cut, Ctrl+C to copy, Ctrl+V to paste) to copy it in the Explorer. You can use these shortcut keys with all other Explorer elements as well.

To copy a dimension style from one drawing to another

   1   Do one of the following to choose Explore Dimension Styles ():

   On the ribbon, choose Tools > Dimension Styles (in Explorer).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Explorer > Explore Dimension Styles.

   On the Explorer toolbar, click the Explore Dimension Styles tool.

   Type expdimstyles and then press Enter.

   2   Right-click the dimension style name you want to copy.

   3   From the shortcut menu, select Copy.

   4   In the left pane, select the drawing to which you want to copy the dimension style.

   5   Click the Dimension Styles element for that drawing.

   6   In the right pane, right-click, and then from the shortcut menu, select Paste.

Each drawing contains a dimension style named Standard.
You cannot delete this dimension style, but you can rename it from within the Explorer or modify its properties in the Dimension Styles dialog box.    

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