Draws dimensions parallel to (aligned with) lines and polyline segments. it also works with polyarcs, arcs, and circles, but dimensions their diameters.
Accessing the Command
command bar: dimaligned
alias: dal, dimali
menu bar: Dimension | Aligned
toolbar: Dimensions |
ribbon: Draw | Dimensions | Aligned
Prompts you in the command bar:
Origin of first extension line <Select entity>: (Pick a point, or else press Enter to select an entity to dimension without specifying extension lines)
Origin of second extension line: (Pick another point)
Location of dimension line [Angle/Text]: (Pick a point, or else choose an option)
Dimensions the length of the selected entity. Prompts you:
Specifies the angle of the text; useful for keeping text horizontal with inclined dimension lines. Prompts you:
Angle of dimension text - type a value.
Specifies the text; useful for overriding the default measurement generated by the program. Prompts you:
Dimension text <xx.xx> - type a text or press Enter to accept the default text.
You can use two angle brackets -- like these <> ones -- to located the program-generated dimension value in amongst other text on the dimension text, such as "Length of line = <>".
Aligned dimensions can be edited directly through grips:
Select the aligned dimension. Notice the grips.
Drag the grips to perform the following actions:
- Drag either grip on the dimension line to move the dimension line.
- Drag the grip on the text to relocate it.
- Drag either grip on extension lines to rotate and stretch the dimension.
Move the dimension line by dragging either grip near the arrowhead:
Relocate the text and dimension line by dragging the grip centered on the dimension line (the leader is added automatically, if required):
Rotate and stretch the dimension by dragging either grip located at the base of the extension lines:
DimArc - Places arc length dimensions.
DimLinear - places linear dimensions in drawings: horizontal, vertical, and rotated.
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.
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.