Parent page: Draftsman Objects
The Draftsman document Angular Dimension is an automated dimensioning graphic that reports the relative angle between two object faces, such as the sides/edges of a component or board drawing view. The dimension graphic style and its text content can be set to a range formats in the Properties panel when a placed Angular Dimension is selected.
The Angular 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 Angular Dimension placement mode. To dimension the angle between two object faces, the placement steps are:
To cancel the placement mode, press Esc or right-click in the workspace.
The Angular Dimension can be graphically modified by selecting any part of its graphic representation and then dragging its editing handle to a new location. During the repositioning (and during initial placement of the dimension) the arrowed dimension lines will automatically adjust their drawing mode and/or add extension lines to best match the current text position.
Properties page: Angular Dimension Properties
The non-graphical method of editing a Angular 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 Angular Dimension:
If the Properties panel is already active: