Modify A Dimension

Dimensions can be modified to include more information than just the values of the dimension. Dimensions can also be modified visually by using breaks and by adjusting the spacing between them.

After you place a dimension, there are times when you need to modify the information that the dimension represents. You can add a jog line to a linear dimension to indicate that the dimension value does not represent the actual dimensioned value or add an inspection dimension to represent how often a dimension value of a manufactured part should be checked.

At times you might want to modify a dimension to simply improve readability. You can make sure that the extension or dimension lines do not obscure any objects; you can adjust the placement of linear dimensions so they are evenly spaced.