Smart Dimension to arc Minimum or Maximum

While dimensioning circles and arcs, many people want to dimension to the arc minimum or maximum. Typically, they would insert the dimension, then select the dimension again and select the leader tab to change this.

A lesser known trick is to hold the SHIFT key while applying the dimension. Based on the location of your cursor when you make the selection of the arc, it will automatically create a Minimum, Maximum or Center dimension. If this is a repetitive workflow for you, this can be a big time saver. See the GIF below for reference.




If you have any further questions regarding this topic, please contact Hawk Ridge Systems technical support at 877.266.4469 (US) or 866.587.6803 (Canada) or email us at

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