Context-click a radius or diameter dimension and select Type > Radius or Type >Diameter from the menu that appears. Reposition text in a linear dimension.

## How do you dimension a radius?

To dimension a radius, **first select the circle and then specify the position of the dimension line (and the dimension value)**. The dimension value can be written in any angle on the circle. Regardless of the end point position, the dimension value is always the radius. Select a circle.

## How do you find the diameter?

The symbol or variable for diameter, **⌀**, is sometimes used in technical drawings or specifications as a prefix or suffix for a number (e.g. “⌀ 55 mm”, indicating that it represents diameter.

## How do you find the radius of a smart size?

**Creating Circular Dimensions**

- Click Smart Dimension. (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or click Tools > Dimensions > Smart.
- Select the circle.
- Drag the dimension and click to place it.
- Set the value in the Modify box and click .

## How do you write dimensions?

**Here are some popular examples:**

- Boxes: Length x Width x Height (See below)
- Bags: Width x Length (The width is always the dimension of the bag opening.)
- Labels: Length x Width.

## Is a radius half the diameter?

The radius of a circle is the length of the line segment from the center of a circle to a point on the circumference of the circle and diameter is a line segment from one end of the circle to the other end of the circle passing through the center of the circle. So, the radius is **half the length of the diameter**.

## How do you change a smart dimension from diameter to radius?

Simply click on the dimension, **choose the ‘Leaders’ tab in the PropertyManager for the dimension and choose the diameter or radius** button. Hopefully you found this dimensioning technique beneficial.