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    By  Martin Phelps


    When creating stacked linear or angular dimensions, dimensions may be positioned too close or unevenly spaced in relation to each other.

    As shown in Figure 1.

    Figure 1

    Instead of moving each dimension independently, which can be a very time consuming task.

    The space between each dimension can be set uniformly by using the “Adjust Space” command.

    The “Adjust Space” command is not new but easily overlooked.

    It is located in the “Dimensions” panel in the “Annotate” tab as show in Figure 2 or by typing in “Dimbreak”.

    Figure 2


    Once the command has been initiated, select the dimension nearest to the drawn object, then select the other dimensions that require respacing either by a crossing window or individually.

    Press “Enter” or “Right Mouse” click to confirm the selection.

    The default option is “Auto”, this will automatically respace the selected dimensions depending on the sizes of the dimension components, as shown in Figure 3.


    Figure 3

    Alternatively by entering a numeral value will increase the spacing as in Figure 4. Since the “Auto” option is now overridden.

    Figure 4