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Horizontal, vertical and aligned dimensioning

Horizontal, vertical and aligned dimensioning

Linear dimensions

Horizontal, vertical and aligned dimensioning

In the following examples, horizontal, vertical and aligned dimensions are created by using the Auto command.

MouseOK      Ribbon: Home, Annotate - Dimensions >  Linear

MouseOK    Menu: Dimensions – Auto

MouseOK    Toolbar: Utilities –

KeyboardOK Command line: D, DIMLINEAR, DIM, DLI

To dimension you can use also the Horizontal, Vertical and Aligned dimension commands.

MouseOK    Menu: Dimensions Horizontal

MouseOK    Toolbar: Utilities –

KeyboardOK Command line: DIMHOR

 

MouseOK    Menu: Dimensions Vertical

MouseOK    Toolbar: Utilities –

KeyboardOK Command line: DIMVER

 

MouseOK    Menu: Dimensions Aligned dimension

MouseOK    Toolbar: Utilities –

KeyboardOK Command line: DAL, DIMALIGNED

 

To specify the horizontal dimension of the line:

     

1.    Start the Auto command.

2.    Place the cursor over the line to show its dynamic highlighting and display the character . Left click to confirm the dimensioning:

3.    Move the cursor down to change the character to :

4.    Left click to set the position of the dimension line:

To specify the vertical dimension of the line:

     

1.    Place the cursor over the line to show its dynamic highlighting and display the character . Left click to confirm the dimensioning:

2.    Move the cursor to the right to change the character to :

3.    Left click to set the position of the dimension line:

To specify the aligned dimension of the line:

     

1.    Place the cursor over the line to show its dynamic highlighting and display the character . Left click to confirm the dimensioning:

2.    Move the cursor to the left to change the character to :

3.    Left click to set the position of the dimension line:

For dimensioning the arc length using characteristic points:

     

1.    Start the Auto command.

2.    Place the cursor over the arc to show its dynamic highlighting:

3.    Move the cursor near to the endpoint of the arc. When the snap marker appears, left click to choose the endpoint of the first extension line of the dimension:

4.    Move the cursor to the other endpoint of the arc and left click to choose the endpoint of the second extension line of the dimension:

5.    Move the cursor to the middle of the arc to display the character :

6.    Move the cursor down and to the left to change the character to :

7.    Left click to set the position of the dimension line:

For dimensioning between two parallel line segments:

     

1.    Start the Auto command.

2.    Select the lower line segment by highlighting it and left click:

3.    Select the top line segment by highlighting it and left click when the horizontal character appears:

4.    Move the cursor up and to the left to change the character to :

5.    Left click to set the position of the dimension line:

To draw the dimension from a point to a line segment:

     

1.    Start the Auto command.

2.    Select the lower line segment by highlighting it and left click:

3.    Select the endpoint of the second line segment using the snap:

4.    Move the cursor up and to the left:

5.    Left click to set the position of the dimension line:

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