Creating Diameter Dimensions

The DiameterDimension command creates diameter Dimensions for Circles and Arcs.

Unlike linear or parallel dimensioning applied to Circles (which also display the diameter), no measurement lines display. The command creates a single dimension line to show the relationship between the value and the entity.

The appearance depends on the settings of the current DimensionStyle.

To create diameter Dimensions:

  1. Click Dimension > Diameter (or type DiameterDimension).
  2. In the graphics area:
    1. Select a Circle or an Arc.
    2. Click to place the dimension lines or specify an option:

      Angle, Note, or Text: See Editing and Formatting Dimension Text.


Command: DiameterDimension

Menu: Dimension > Diameter

Related Topics

Creating Parallel Dimensions

Creating Linear Dimensions