June 16, 2015

Posted on June 16, 2015 by Darin Green, Synergis Lead Product Support Specialist:
With the release of base AutoCAD 2016 products, Autodesk introduced a new way for CAD Managers to enforce standards. This enhancement is the new DIMLAYER tool.


This only works when using the new DIM tool. It will not work using the other dimensions tools (i.e. Dim Linear, Dim Angular, etc.)
The DIMLAYER variable forces new dimensions to a specified layer.
Type the variable into the command line and specify a default layer for new dimensions

Tip 1:

If the layer doesn’t exist, it will create a new layer automatically without prompting you.

Tip: 2

If the layer exists and you type that layer name using a different case. The case will automatically get corrected.
Once you enter the new layer name, all new dimensions will be created on that layer (using the DIM tool).Darin Green
Darin is one of our Helpdesk Leads and provides tips and information in our monthly Helpdesk Newsletter. Darin has over 10 years of CAD experience and in his time at Synergis he has provided support for over 700 customs to help them stay ahead. He previously worked with Ritter and Plante Associates where he performed various zoning, project duties, and hands-on field work, along with surveying. Darin has a broad range of experience with many CAD applications including AutoCAD, Revit, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Map 3D, among others.
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