Draft it Help

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The Annotation Group is part of the Home Ribbon Page. The content of the Annotation Group varies depending upon the version Draft it you are using.

Annotation Group

The commands available in the 'Annotation' group menu are:-

text button

Text

attribute button

Attribute

find and replace button

Find & Replace

linear dimension button

Linear Dimension

chain dimension button

Chain Dimension

multi point dimension button

Multi Point Dimension

angular dimension button

Angular Dimension

diameter dimension button

Diameter Dimension

radial dimension button

Radial Dimension

radial length dimension button

Radial Length Dimension

set datum button

Set Datum

datum dimension button

Datum Dimension

arrow button

Arrow

double arrow button

Double Arrow

break dimension leader button

Break Dimension Line

 

 

There is a different method of operation for each type, use the links above to review.

When creating or editing a dimension the Ribbon changes to display the following Command Specific Ribbon containing the various dimension options.

Dimension Group

The Dimension Group options are described below.

dimension options menu

The dimension group contains:-

 

Style Select the current dimension style.

 

Reset Style Overrides Use this option to reset the current dimension to the default settings of its current style.

 

Dimension Styles Open the Dimension Styles dialog box. This button is also available on the Settings Group within the Views & Settings Ribbon Page.

 

Prefix A user defined text string inserted before the dimension value.

 

Override A user defined text string inserted replacing the actual dimension value.
   
Suffix A user defined text string inserted after the dimension value.

 

Copy Ø This button places the character 'Ø' on to the clipboard. This can then be pasted into either the 'prefix', 'Override' or 'Suffix' fields. Once clicked just left click into the required field and then right click and select 'Paste'.

 

Copy ° This button places the character '°' on to the clipboard. This can then be pasted into either the 'prefix', 'Override' or 'Suffix' fields. Once clicked just left click into the required field and then right click and select 'Paste'.

 

Copy ± This button places the character '±' on to the clipboard. This can then be pasted into either the 'prefix', 'Override' or 'Suffix' fields. Once clicked just left click into the required field and then right click and select 'Paste'.

 

Leaders '1st Leader' and '2nd Leader', two switches control the visibility of the leader lines.

 

 

Dimension values are displayed using the current units. It is possible to change units whilst drawing and all dimension values automatically update. The precision of all dimensions is adjusted to maintain the accuracy of the dimension values i.e. if the units are changed from millimetres to centimetres the precision increases by one decimal place. Eg  the precision would be changed from 0.01 to 0.001.