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 workspace.
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: