Dimensions in the x and y distances from the current UCS origin to the specified point in the drawing.
Dimensions are created on the layer which is specified by the DIMLAYER system variable.
Accessing the Command
command bar: dimordinate
aliases: dor, dimord
menu bar: Dimension | Ordinate
toolbar: Dimensions |
ribbon: Draw | Dimensions | Continue | Ordinate
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select point for ordinate dimension: (Pick a point)
Leader endpoint [Xdatum/Ydatum/Text/Angle]: (Pick an endpoint for the leader, or enter n option.)
Dimension text: = xx.xx
The distance is measured from the origin (0,0) of the current UCS.
Forces the ordinate dimension to measure the x distance; the distance is measured from the origin of the current UCS.
Forces the ordinate dimension to measure the y distance; the distance is measured from the origin of the current UCS.
Specifies the angle of the text; useful for keeping text horizontal with inclined dimension lines. Prompts you:
Angle of dimension text - (specify the rotation angle of the text.)
Specifies the text; useful for overriding the default measurement generated by BricsCAD. Prompts you:
Dimension text - (specify the replacement text.)
Ordinate dimensions can be edited directly through grips:
Select an ordinate dimension. Notice the grips.
Drag the grips to perform the following actions:
- Drag the grip at the end point to relocate the endpoint; the leader and text remain fixed.
- Drag the grip on the leader to relocate it and the associated text.
- Drag the grip at the center of the text to relocate the entire dimension anywhere in the drawing.
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.
DimAngular - places angular 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.
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.