Modifying the Dimension Line Location

This task will show you how to modify dimension line location either as you create or after creating dimensions.
Open the Brackets_views02.CATDrawing document. Create a distance dimension, for example.
  1. Click Select , if needed.

  2. Select the dimension to be modified. For example, a distance dimension.

    The distance dimension is highlighted.

  3. Select the dimension line.

  4. Drag the dimension line to the new position.


  • You can also modify the dimension line location using the extension line.
  • As a useful help, you can press the Shift key to temporarily activate/deactivate snapping (depending on whether the Snap by default check box is selected in Tools > Options > Mechanical Design > Drafting > Dimension tab).