Subject: Creating a dimension style

Dimension styles provide a way for you to change various settings that control the appearance of dimensions. You can then save those settings for reuse. If you don’t define a dimension style before creating dimensions, the program uses the Standard dimension style, which stores the default dimension variable settings. Each option in the Dimension Styles dialog box relates to a variable that you can set manually. See the online Command Reference for more information.

To create a dimension style

   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 toolbar, click the Dimension Styles tool.

   Type setdim and then press Enter.

   2   In the Dimension Styles Manager dialog box, click New.

   3   Type the name of the new dimension style.

   4   Click Continue.

   5   In the Dimension Styles dialog box, make your selections for the dimension style as necessary.

   6   When finished, click OK.

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