Dimensions in the x and y distances from the current UCS origin to the specified point in the drawing.
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.