Quick Reference

Adjusts the spacing between linear dimensions or angular dimensions.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Annotate tabDimensions panelAdjust SpaceNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace.
 Menu: DimensionAdjust SpaceNot available in menus in the current workspace
 Toolbar: Dimension 


The spacing between parallel dimension lines is made equal. You can also make the dimension lines of a series of linear or angular dimensions line up by using a spacing value of 0.

Spacing is applied only to parallel linear dimensions or to angular dimensions that share a common vertex.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Select base dimension: Select a parallel linear or angular dimension

Select dimensions to space: Select a parallel linear or angular dimension to equally space from the base dimension and press Enter

Enter value or [ Auto] <Auto>: Specify a spacing distance or press Enter

Enter Spacing Value

Applies a spacing value to the selected dimensions from the base dimension. For example, if you enter a value of 0.5000, all selected dimensions will be separated by a distance of 0.5000.

You can use a spacing value of 0 (zero) to align the dimension lines of selected linear and angular dimensions end to end.


Calculates the spacing distance automatically based on the text height specified in the dimension style of the selected base dimension. The resulting spacing value is twice the height of the dimension text.