In most technical drawings, there can be various kinds of arcs and circles. In some cases, you need to give arc length of these arcs or circles in technical drawings. In Autocad, this is very easy with ‘Arc Length’ command. In this article, we will explain how to use ‘Arc Length’ command to dimension arcs in Autocad with a very basic example below.
For example, we need to dimension length of an arc as shown by red arrow above in Autocad. To do this, click on little pop-up menu as shown by green arrown above then click on ‘Arc Length’ command as in green box in Autocad.
After entering into the ‘Arc Length’ command in Autocad, click on related arc to be dimensioned in Autocad as shown by red arrow above, then place your dimension line by clicking as shown by green arrow.
You can also edit your Arc Length dimension by double clicking on that as above in Autocad. Select the all dimension text as above with ‘Ctrl+A’;
You can edit the height of dimension text as shown by green arrow in Autocad.
You can edit the formatting of the Arc Length dimension text such as boldness, itallic, color, font etc. as shown by red arrow above. You can also add symbols such as technical drawing symbols as shown by blue arrow above in Autocad.
After you done with editing the linear Arc Length dimension text, just press ‘Esc’ from your keyboard then press ‘Enter’ to save changes.
The use of ‘Arc Length’ command to dimension arcs and circles in Autocad is very easy like above. Do not forget to leave your comments and questions below about ‘Arc Length’ command in Autocad below!