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CAD drafting Chain Dimensioning 6 Command line: DCO, DIMCONTINUE, CHAINCONT

The dimensions chain creates a dimension that starts from an extension line of a previously created dimension.

The dimensions chain can be a linear, angular or ordinate.

To draw the dimensions chain, the object must have at least one linear, angular or ordinate dimension.

To draw the dimensions chain:


1.    Start the Auto command.

2.    Select the CHain option in the command line or context menu.

3.    Select the previously created dimension as the base:

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4.    Specify the endpoint of the first dimension:

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5.    Specify the endpoints for all the other dimensions and press ENTER to finish the command:

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