Have You Tried: Dimension Styles and Overrides

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AutoCAD Dimension Substyle Overrides

As we close out 2022, we’re very excited to deliver the latest Have You Tried on dimension substyles and overrides. 

Dimension styles define all the settings that control the appearance of each dimension’s parts. Using dimension substyles and overrides can be a quick way to modify an existing dimension style without creating a new one.

In this Have You Tried, we’ll cover how to:

  • Create a dimension substyle
  • Override dimension properties
  • Override dimension styles
  • Compare dimension styles with style overrides
  • Save overrides as a new dimension style
  • Save overrides to the parent dimension style

Learn how to use dimension substyles and overrides on existing dimension styles with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Dimension Substyles and Overrides topic.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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