Subject: Controlling primary dimension units

You can determine the appearance and format of the primary dimension units. The image tile on the right side of the Dimension Styles dialog box shows the appearance of the dimensions based on the current dimension style settings.       


Round off distance set to .0100 (original dimension before rounding).


Round off distance set to 0.2500.


Round off distance set
to 1.0000.

To set the primary units of dimensions       

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

   On the ribbon, choose Annotate > Dimension Styles Manager (in Dimensions).

   On the menu, choose Dimensions > Dimension Styles Manager or choose Format > Dimension Styles Manager.

   On the Dimensioning or Styles toolbar, click the Dimension Styles Manager tool.

   Type setdim and then press Enter.    

   2   Click the Primary Units tab.

   3   Make your selections.

   4   Click OK.

Use the system variables.
The DIMLUNIT system variable specifies units for linear dimensions. The DIMFRAC system variable specifies fraction formats.

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