Dimensions the angle between two lines or two points. Also find the angle of arcs, circles, and polyarcs.
Dimensions are created on the layer which is specified by the DIMLAYER system variable.
Accessing the Command
command bar: dimangular
alias: dan, dimang
menu bar: Dimension | Angular
toolbar: Dimensions |
ribbon: Draw | Dimensions | Circle | Angular
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select line, arc, or circle <Press ENTER to specify angle>: (Select a line, polyline segment, arc, polyarc, or circle; or else press Enter to specify the angle by three points)
Select line, arc, or circle
Dimensions the angle between two line segments, or of arcs and circles. The prompt you see depends on the entity you selected:
Picking a line or polyline segment prompts you:
Picking a circle prompts you:
Picking an arc or polyarc prompts you:
The program end the command by reporting the angle:
Press ENTER to Specify Angle
Specifies the angular dimension by three points. Prompts you:
Angular dimensions can be edited directly through grips:
Select the angular dimension. Notice the grips.
Drag the grips to perform the following actions:
- Drag the grip on the text to relocate it.
- Drag the grip on the dimension arc to move it.
- Drag either grip on extension lines to move and stretch the dimension.
- Drag the grip at the vertex to move it.
DimArc - Places arc length dimensions.
DimLinear - places linear dimensions in drawings: horizontal, vertical, and rotated.
DimAligned - places aligned dimensions.
DimBaseline - places additional dimensions from a common baseline.
DimContinue - continues dimensions.
DimDiameter - places diameter dimensions.
DimRadius - places radius dimensions.
DimCenter - places center marks.
DimOrdinate - places x and y ordinate dimensions.
Tolerance - places tolerance tags in drawings.
Dim - places and edits dimensions at the 'Dimensioning command:' prompt.
Dim1 - places and edits a single dimension at the 'Dimensioning command:' prompt.
AiDimFlipArrow - flips individual arrows of a dimension.
AiDimPrec - changes the displayed precision of existing dimensions.
DimEdit - changes the wording and angle of dimension text; changes the angle of extension lines.
DimTEdit - changes the position of dimension text.
DdEdit - edits dimension text.
Properties - edits the properties of dimensions through a palette.
DimStyle - creates and edits dimension styles through the Drawing Explorer.
-DimStyle - saves and applies dimensions styles at the command line.
Style - sets the text style used by dimensions.
DimOverride - overrides the values of the current dimension style.