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How do you label a radius or diameter dimension. It does not appear to be lists in the dimension options.

 

Using CA X9

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This tool doesn't exist in Chief. I draw a line with arrow, break it at some point to turn it into a polyline, then edit the label to display the dimension.

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Or, you can use an End To End Dimension and add some Trailing Text. 

 

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I'm guessing the radius and diameter dimension is still not an option on X10?  Will it be there on X11?  Shouldn't this have always been a standard thing in dimensioning?  I can fudge a circle dim., but how many actual circles do we build?  I need to dim many arcs..  Any shortcut ways to dim. a center of a arc?  I can see the point when I pick the arc, but not in dim mode.  Back to the drawing board and locate centers with cad lines is the only way I can think.

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31 minutes ago, mtldesigns said:

  I need to dim many arcs..  Any shortcut ways to dim. a center of a arc?  I can see the point when I pick the arc, but not in dim mode.  Back to the drawing board and locate centers with cad lines is the only way I can think.

 

Point to point dimensions will locate and snap to the arc center.

 

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If you toggle on "Arc Centres and Ends", you can snap an End to End dimension from the centre point to the arc/circle.

Make sure you have at least Centre snaps toggled on and start your dimension on the centre point.

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Been a long day, thanks for the help both of you.  I totally forgot about the arc centers toggle.  

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This is a basic feature in CAD programs, CA needs to add this ability without having to draw a dimension - especially when modifying things at a later time.

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