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Dimensioning your drawing - Creating dimensions

Specify the dimension line location.

 

 

 

To insert a linear dimension by selecting the entity, select the entity ( A ) to dimension, and then specify the dimension line location ( B ).

 

Result.

 

 

 

To insert a linear dimension by selecting the extension line origins, select the first extension origin ( A ), select the second extension origin ( B ), and then specify the dimension line location ( C ).

 

Result.

To create an aligned dimension
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Dimension > Aligned.
  3. On the Dimension toolbar, click the Aligned Dimension tool (
  4. ).
  • Type dimaligned and then press Enter.
  • Press Enter, and then select the entity to dimension.

Or, you can insert the dimension by specifying the first and second extension line origins.

  1. Specify the dimension line location.
  2.  

     

     

    To insert an aligned dimension by selecting the entity, select the entity ( A ) to dimension, and then select the dimension line location ( B ).

     

    Result.

     

     

     

    To insert an aligned dimension by selecting the extension line origins, select the first extension origin ( A ), select the second extension origin ( B ), and then specify the dimension line location ( C ).

     

    Result.

     

To create a linear baseline dimension
  1. NOTE Before you can use this procedure, you must first create a dimension.
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Dimension > Baseline.
  3. On the Dimension toolbar, click the Baseline Dimension tool (
  4. ).
  • Type dimbaseline and then press Enter.
  • To select a starting dimension, press Enter.
  • Select the next extension line origin, and then press Enter.

Or press Enter, and then select an existing dimension for the baseline. Select the origin of the next extension line, and then press Enter.

The program automatically places the new baseline dimension above or below the previous dimension line. The distance between the two dimension lines is determined by the Baseline Offset value in the Dimension Settings dialog box.

 

To add a baseline dimension to an existing linear dimension, select the existing dimension ( A ), select the next extension line origin ( B ), and select as many additional points as you want ( C ).

 

Result.

To create a linear continued dimension
  1. NOTE Before you can use this procedure, you must first create a dimension.
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Dimension > Continue.
  3. On the Dimension toolbar, click the Continue Dimension tool (
  4. ).
  • Type dimcontinue and then press Enter.
  • To select a starting dimension, press Enter.
  • Select the next extension line origin, and then press Enter.

Or press Enter, and then select an existing dimension to continue.

  1. To add continued dimensions, continue selecting extension line origins.
  2. To end the command, press Enter twice.
  3.  

    To add a continued dimension to an existing linear dimension, select the existing dimension ( A ), select the next extension line origin ( B ), and select another extension line origin ( C ).

     

    Result.