The Draftsman document Diametral Dimension is an automated dimensioning graphic that applies to circular hole objects in a Board Assembly View. The visual style of the dimension lines and the configuration of the dimension text data can be set in the Properties panel, when a placed Diametral Dimension is selected.
The Diametral Dimension feature is available when a graphic object, such as a Board Assembly View, has been placed in a Draftsman document. Its placement is accessed from the Draftsman Editor as follows:
When the command is launched, the cursor will change to a crosshair, indicating Diametral Dimension placement mode. To dimension a hole object the placement steps are:
To cancel the placement mode, press Esc or right-click in the design space.
The Diametral Dimension can be graphically modified by selecting any part of its graphic representation and then dragging its editing handle new location – its associated extension lines will adjust accordingly.
Properties page: Diametral Dimension Properties
The non-graphical method of editing a Diametral Dimension is available in the Draftsman Properties panel, which provides a wide range of editable properties and graphic options.
To open the Properties panel and access the properties of a placed Diametral Dimension:
If the Properties panel is already active, click on the Diametral Dimension object to access its properties in the panel.
The Properties panel supports multiple object editing, where the property settings that are identical in all currently selected objects can be modified.