Only ONE Dimension Style in sheet set


All dimensions should should have the same and consistence appearance:

  • The size of the dimension numbers should be 2.5 mm.
  • The lineweight of the dimension line and the size of the dimension limits should be consisted.

The inform appearance of dimensions it is easy to be applied in AutoCAD and other design software. We only need to configure one Dimension Style that will have the same appearance for all printing scales. That is easy to configure by using the annotative property.

Below are the necessary configuration parameters for AUTOCAD. From the menu Annotate -> Dimension Style Manager -> Standard Style -> Modify. Per label use the following parameters.

Style Name Dimension 2.5 mm

1. Parameters for Lines Label

Διαστάσεις AutoCAD ρυθμίσεις lines
Διαστάσεις AutoCAD ρυθμίσεις καρτέλας Lines

Dimension Lines

  • Color: By Layer  
  • Linetype: Continuous  
  • Lineweight: 0.15 mm  
  • Extend beyond ticks: 0.000  
  • Baseline Spacing: 0.001  

Extension Lines 

  • Color: By Layer  
  • Linetype ext line 1: DASHED2  
  • Linetype ext line 1: DASHED2  
  • Lineweight: 0.15 mm  
  • Extend beyond dim lines: 0.002  
  • Offset from origin: 0.001  
  • Fixed length extension lines: 0.015 (1.5 cm)  

Για να τυπώνονται ορθά οι extension lines δηλ. παύλες 1.4 mm με κενό μεταξύ τους 0.5 mm πρέπει: Format→ Linetype (Use paper space units for tick, Global scale factor…0.0002)

2. Parameters for Symbols and Arrows

Διαστάσεις AutoCAD ρυθμίσεις symbols and arrows


  • First: Arch. Tick  
  • Second: Arch. Tick  
  • Leader: Closed filled  
  • Arrow size: 0.0015  
  • Center marks: None  
  • Dimension Break size: 0.004  
  • Arc length symbol: Preceding dimension text  
  • Radius jog dimension: Jog angle 45  
  • Jog height factor: 1.5


3. Parameters for Text 

Διαστάσεις AutoCAD ρυθμίσεις text
Διαστάσεις AutoCAD ρυθμίσεις text

Text Appearance

  • Text style: Text 2.5 mm  
  • Text color: By Layer  
  • Fill color: None  
  • Text Height: (auto by text style)  
  • Fraction height scale: (auto by text style)


Text Placement

  • Vertical: Above Line  
  • Horizontal: Centered  
  • View Direction: Left-to-Right  
  • Offset from dim line: 0.00065 (0.65 mm)  
  • Text Alignment: Aligned with dimension line  


4. Parameters for Fit

Διαστάσεις AutoCAD ρυθμίσεις καρτέλας FIt
Διαστάσεις AutoCAD ρυθμίσεις καρτέλας FIt
  • Fit Options: Either the text or the arrows (best fit)  
  • Text Placement: Over the dimension line, without leader  
  • Scale for Dimension Features: Annotative  
  • Fine Tuning: Draw dim line between ext lines

5. Parameters for Primary Units

Διαστάσεις AutoCAD ρυθμίσεις καρτέλας Primary Units
Διαστάσεις AutoCAD ρυθμίσεις καρτέλας Primary Units
  • Unit format: Decimal  
  • Precision: 0.00  
  • Decimal Separator: ‘.’ (Period)  
  • Round off: 0.001  
  • Measurement Scale: Scale factor: 1.0000  
  • Units format: Decimal Degrees  
  • Precision: 0  
  • Zero Suppression: -

6. Parameters for Alternative Units

Διαστάσεις AutoCAD ρυθμίσεις style units
Διαστάσεις AutoCAD ρυθμίσεις alternative units

Alternative Units: None set
Tolerances: None

7. Parameters for Tolerances


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