Automatic Dimension Tool

(see also: Measurements, Dimensions, and Labels)

The Automatic Dimension Tool allows you to automatically create horizontal and vertical dimension lines around objects. These dimensions lines are not linked to the object and will not be updated automatically if the object changes size.

Note that the color of these dimensions and labels will be the color selected in the Fill/Stroke editor before you use the tool. Choose a different color beforehand in the Fill/Stroke Editor or click a color on your swatch table before proceeding.

  • Select the objects.
  • From the Measurement Toolbar select the Automatic Dimension Tool.
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    • The Automatic Dimension tab appears in DesignCentral.
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  • Adjust the following parameters:
DesignMeasureAutodimensionTopLeft.png Positions the dimensions at the top and left side of the object.
DesignMeasureAutodimensionTopRight.png Positions the dimensions at the top and right side of the object.
DesignMeasureAutodimensionBottomLeft.png Positions the dimensions at the bottom and left side of the object.
DesignMeasureAutodimensionBottomRight.png Positions the dimensions at the bottom and right side of the object.
Include strokes When checked, includes an object's stroke in the dimensions.

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