Dimension Commands
 
 
 

Many AutoCAD commands are equivalent to commands in Autodesk Inventor. Autodesk Inventor has additional commands that have no equivalent in AutoCAD. In AutoCAD, you create 2D geometries to the required dimensions. In Autodesk Inventor, the dimensions drive the geometry parametrically.

Several commands in Autodesk Inventor combine the functionality of multiple single commands in AutoCAD. The General Dimension command creates a linear dimension when you select one or two elements, a diameter dimension when you select a circle, and a radius dimension when you select an arc. This command replaces several single-purpose AutoCAD commands.

This table shows AutoCAD Dimension commands and the corresponding Autodesk Inventor Dimension commands in 2D Sketch environment.

AutoCAD

Autodesk Inventor

Linear Dimension

General Dimension

Aligned Dimension

General Dimension

Radius Dimension

General Dimension

Diameter Dimension

General Dimension

Angular Dimension

General Dimension

Edit Dimension

 

Double-click the dimension

In addition, some AutoCAD Dimension commands have corresponding Autodesk Inventor commands that can only be used when dimensioning in a drawing file (IDW or DWG).

AutoCAD

Autodesk Inventor

Baseline Dimension

Baseline Dimension

Continue Dimension

General Dimension

Ordinate Dimension

Ordinate Dimension

Quick Dimension

Baseline Dimension Set

   

Ordinate Dimension Set

Quick Leader

Leader Text

Tolerance Dimension

Feature Control Frame

Center Mark

Center Mark

Note on opening DWG files