I am trying to create a Dimension feature class within a new geodatabase.

I right-click on the geodatabase and select the New, then Feature Class.

The New Feature Class window comes up and I can put in the Name, but when I use the drop down to select Dimension Features, I only get Polygon, Line, Point, Multipoint, Multipatch, and Annotation Features.

I am using Arcmap 10.2 standard license. As I understand, I should be able to do this.

Is this a bug? Or, am I doing something wrong?

How do I make a new Dimension Feature?


Assuming that you are following the Help for Creating a dimension feature class with the default style, it sounds like it is this step that is causing confusion:

  1. Click the Type drop-down arrow and click Dimension Features.

I followed those instructions using a file geodatabase with one polygon feature class, and ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop Standard, and reached the point illustrated in the graphic without a problem.

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If you are not using a file geodatabase, I recommend that you try doing it on one of those first to see the procedure work, and then re-try the same steps on whichever type of geodatabase you are using to see if your symptoms are isolated to that format.

As an afterthought I suspect that you may not have any feature classes in your new geodatabase, and you will need at least one feature class present before you can dimension it.


Sorry, I thought the 2 computers had the same version. But I realized after I posted this that the computer only had the Basic license, and thus did not have the Dimension features available.

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