Using AutoCAD Architecture AEC Dimensions, Part 2Author: Antonio Fontenele, Arqlogis
Date Published: May 18, 2010
AutoCAD Architecture Dimension Styles and AEC Dimension Styles
An AEC Dimension Style is a group of properties assigned to an AEC Dimension that define its appearance and other settings of this AEC Object.
Each AEC Dimension Style has in its core a traditional Dimension Style, which controls all parameters that are not directly related to the AEC Dimension Style.
Dimension Style controls the following parameters:
AEC Dimension Style controls the following parameters:
So, you must create or use an existing Dimension Style to assign to an AEC Dimension Style.
Creating a Dimension Style
Although this article teaches the use of an AutoCAD Architecture feature, we are going to learn to create a traditional Dimension Style to assign to a customized AEC Dimension Style.
First, we will learn how to create a block to use as a customized arrow:
Now we will create our AutoCAD Dimension Style:
Creating an AEC Dimension Style
Figure 27: Example of MyAECDimStyle Usage
Part 2 – Summing Up
In Part 2, you learned how to create a traditional AutoCAD Dimension Style to assign to an AEC Dimension Style. You also learned how to create an AEC Dimension Style.
In Part 3, you will learn how to insert AEC Dimensions in your drawing and how to edit the grip points of AEC Dimensions.
"Less is more!"