You can create your
own custom arrowheads.
are stored as block definitions. To use your own arrowhead, provide
the name of an existing block definition. For information about
creating blocks, see Create Blocks Within a Drawing.
cannot be used as custom arrowheads for dimensions or leaders.
sizing relies on the overall dimension scale factor. When you create
a dimension, the block is inserted where the arrowheads would normally
go. The object's X and Y scale factors
are set to arrowhead size overall
scale. The dimension line is trimmed by text
gap x overall scale units at each end. To trim the dimension
line, the rightmost block is inserted with a zero rotation angle
for horizontal dimensioning. The leftmost block is rotated 180 degrees
about its insertion point.
The insertion point
a block is defined with affects its placement as a custom arrowhead
on a dimension or leader. For information on changing the insertion
point of a block, see Create Drawing Files for Use as Blocks
If you use paper-space scaling, the scale factor
is computed before applying it to the arrowhead size value.
To use your own arrowhead
- In the Dimension Style Manager, select
the style you want to change. Click Modify.
- In the Dimension Style Manager, Symbols
and Arrows tab, under Arrowheads, select User Arrow from the First
- In the Select Custom Arrow Block dialog
box, enter the name of your block. Click OK.
- To choose a different custom arrowhead
for the second arrowhead, repeat steps 3 and 4, choosing User Arrow
from the Second arrowhead list (optional).
- Click OK.
- Click Close to exit the Dimension Style
Creates a block definition
from selected objects.
Creates and modifies
Saves selected objects
or converts a block to a specified drawing file.
Controls the size of
dimension line and leader line arrowheads.
Sets the arrowhead block
displayed at the ends of dimension lines.
Sets the arrowhead for
the first end of the dimension line when DIMSAH is on.
Sets the arrowhead for
the second end of the dimension line when DIMSAH is on.
Assigns colors to dimension
lines, arrowheads, and dimension leader lines.
Sets the distance the
dimension line extends beyond the extension line when oblique strokes
are drawn instead of arrowheads.
Controls the display
of dimension line arrowhead blocks.
Specifies the size of
oblique strokes drawn instead of arrowheads for linear, radius,
and diameter dimensioning.