# FabriCAM Software CAD Linear Dimension Measurements (Part 1) Step by Step Video Tutorial

When it comes to the CAD Dimensions tool, we have a few great option to choose from when working with measurements.

From these different options we will be looking at the Linear tool and display size first.

This video is part of a Mini-Series.
Next video covers CAD Dimension – Aligned.

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#### Video Transcript

Alright, guys, In today's video, we're gonna be looking at the dimensions for the CAD, and the first option we'll be looking at is the linear. But before that, let's have a quick intro first. So today's video can be found on softwaretraining.co.za. And we make short and easy to watch problem solving videos, and we also have daily updates. Otherwise, we're heading into the programme here now, Like I mentioned today's video, we're gonna be looking at dimensions. This is the sitting on the far right over here, and we have a few different options to cover. So I'm just gonna start off by quickly adding a rectangle here. Say OK, and then place this on our actual canvas. Now, this tool is very handy. Um, to put up some, uh, information about the dimensions. So when you're working on it, Or maybe, um, you're saving the CAD file and someone else is working on it, it makes it very simple for them to understand. Now, uh, for the sake of this, I'm just gonna put maybe some champing on the one side here just so we can have some different measurements as well go about 40. About 40. Say OK, here we go. We've got some jam, and, uh, now, let's quickly look at the tool. So now, if we had to open this, you can see we have a number of options here. We've got linear angle radial, and, um, the last one. And then we also have this option of a year which will be set on the scale. So now let's go. I'm gonna leave this at 11. Let's maybe go. Our first one, we gonna see the height of this shape. So I'm gonna go with the to the first one, click this linear one and then select the point. Zoom out, zoom in by the bottom one, Click that and then now we have to click a third point. This is pretty much where the information is gonna be. So I'm gonna go just on the outside here. I'll just make it the inside. So there we've got there. OK, so we know this is 100 the width of this. I mean, height of this and I can obviously do the same with the width. But what I want to show you guys is how you can offset the actual information. So if I go, I'm gonna zoom in here to this point. And then let's say we're gonna now take the same one. Maybe up the scale a bit. Go to about 14 and then click Linear. Then what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna select our first point, our second point, and now we can do offset. So I can either go to the inside or outside, and this will be where it's gonna display this line with information. So let me go a bit higher. Click there then. Now we can see it shows us that this area is, um 40. Uh, the distance between this is 48 But keep in mind, we are on linear, so it is gonna be doing not the, um the the actual aligned panel. But it's gonna be the height of it or the word. Say, if we had to do the same thing and we do the actual width of a shape, click this and this click up there. Here we go. Now we can see that piece is 60 and it's not exactly on it. It gives us some breathing room, so we can, um, adjust all of that. I'm just gonna set this back to 11, but yeah, otherwise, that is on the linear. This is very handy. But when you export this, uh, programme is not gonna see this as shapes. So this is mostly for you to work with and have a better understanding of, um, what the current measurements are like. I said, it is handy if you multiple people working on the same file and you can also use this, but yeah, otherwise, before we carry on. If we, uh, go to softwaretraining.co.za. You guys will notice we've got a variety of different Softwares we do cover. And you can also isolate your search on the top, right? If you do not, however, find the training videos you're looking for, just simply go. Yeah, request the training video, fill in the mini form, and then we'll do our best to try and make that for you. But otherwise thanks, guys, for watching and cheers

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