What is Dimension Style?

A dimension style is a named collection of dimension settings that controls the appearance of dimensions, such as arrowhead style, text location, and lateral tolerances.

You create dimension styles to specify the format of dimensions quickly, and to ensure that dimensions conform to industry or project standards.

  • When you create a dimension, it uses the settings of the current dimension style.
  • If you change a setting in a dimension style, all dimensions in the drawing that use the style update automatically.
  • You can override a dimension style with dimension settings that deviate from the current dimension style.
  • All dimension styles in your drawing are listed in the Dimension Style drop-down.