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Dimension Linear

Toolbar: Dimensioning > Linear()

Menu: Insert > Dimensions > Linear

Keyboard: DIMLINEAR

Alias: DLI, DIMLIN

Adds horizontal and vertical dimensions to entities.

ENTER to select entity <Origin of first extension line>: Select the starting point of the first extension line, or press Enter to select the entity.

To manually create the dimension line by selecting points

 

 

 

  1. Select the origin of the first extension line.
  2. Select the origin of the second extension line.
  3. Move the pointer to position the leader and dimension text.

 

Result.

Origin of second extension line: Select the point for the second extension line.

Angle Text Orientation of dimension line: Horizontal Vertical Rotated: To add a horizontal dimension, choose Horizontal. To add a vertical dimension, choose Vertical. To add a rotated dimension, choose Rotate. To specify the angle of the dimension text, choose Angle. To change the dimension text, choose Text.

To automatically create the dimension line by selecting an entity

 

 

 

  1. Select the entity you want to dimension.
  2. Move the pointer to position the leader and dimension text.

 

Result.

Angle Text Orientation of dimension line: Horizontal Vertical Rotated: To add a horizontal dimension, choose Horizontal. To add a vertical dimension, choose Vertical. To add a rotated dimension, choose Rotate. To specify the angle of the dimension text, choose Angle. To change the dimension text, choose Text.

To add a horizontal measurement

 

An example of a horizontal dimension.

Choose Horizontal.

Angle Text <Location of dimension line>: Select the location of the dimension line. To change the angle of the dimension text, choose Angle. To change the dimension text, choose Text.

To add a vertical measurement

 

An example of a vertical dimension.

Choose Vertical.

Angle Text <Location of dimension line>: Select the location of the dimension line. To change the angle of the dimension text, choose Angle. To change the dimension text, choose Text.

To add a rotated measurement

 

An example of a rotated dimension.

Choose Rotated.

Angle of dimension line <0>: Enter the angle of the rotated line.

Angle Text <Location of dimension line>: Select the location of the dimension line. To change the angle of the dimension text, choose Angle. To change the dimension text, choose Text.

To change the angle of the text

 

An example of an oblique dimension with rotated text.

Choose Angle.

Angle of text: Enter the angle of rotation for the text included within the dimension.

Angle Text <Location of dimension line>: Select the location of the dimension line. To change the angle of the dimension text, choose Angle. To change the text included in the dimension, choose Text.

To change the text

Choose Text.

Dimension text <value>: The dimensions of the selected entity are displayed as the default setting. To change the text within the dimension line, type new text and press Enter.

Angle Text <Location of dimension line>: Select the location of the dimension line. To specify the angle of the text, choose Angle. To change the text included in the dimension, choose Text.

Dimension Aligned

Dimension Baseline

Dimension Continue

Dimension Edit

Dimension Settings

Create linear dimensions

Create a linear baseline dimension

Create a linear continued dimension

Set the linear drawing units

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