Applies a dimensional constraint to an entity or between constraint points on entities; converts associative dimensions to dynamic dimensions.

## Accessing the Command

command bar: **dimconstraint**menu bar:

**Parametric | 2D Constraints |**

*item*

toolbar:

**2D Constraints |**

ribbon:

**Parametric | 2D Constraints |**

*item*

: **dimconstraint**

Prompts you in the command bar:

**Select associative dimension to convert or [LInear / Horizontal / Vertical / Aligned / ANgular / Radial / Diameter] <Aligned>: ***(Select an associative dimension, or else choose an option to place a dimensional constraint) *

## Command Options

## Option |
## Description |

Select associative dimension to convert |
Select an associative dimension. The dimension is converted to the dimensional constraint of the same type. This option is equivalent to the DcConvert command ( ) |

Linear |
Constrains the horizontal distance (X-distance) or vertical distance (Y-distance) between two points with respect to the current coordinate system. This option is equivalent to the DcLinear command ( ). |

Vertical |
Constrains the vertical distance (Y-distance) between two points with respect to the current coordinate system. This option is equivalent to the DcVertical command ( ). |

Horizontal |
Constrains the horizontal distance (X-distance) between two points with respect to the current coordinate system. This option is equivalent to the DcHorizontal command ( ). |

Aligned |
Constrains the distance between two points. This option is equivalent to the DcAligned command ( ). |

Angular |
Constrains the angle between two lines or linear polyline segments; the total angle of an arc or an arc polyline segment; or the angle between three points on entities. This option is equivalent to the DcAngular command ( ). |

Radius |
Constrains the radius of a circle or an arc. This option is equivalent to the DcRadius command ( ). |

Diameter |
Constrains the diameter of a circle or an arc. This option is equivalent to the DcDiameter command ( ). |

## Procedures

## Related Commands

Geomconstraint - applies geometric relationships between entities and/or valid constraint points on entities.

DcAligned - constrains the distance between two points.

DcAngular - constrains the angle between two lines or linear polyline segments; the total angle of an arc or an arc polyline segment; or the angle between three points on entities.

DcDiameter - constrains the diameter of a circle or an arc.

DcHorizontal - constrains the horizontal distance (X-distance) between two points with respect to the current coordinate system.

DcLinear - constrains the horizontal distance (X-distance) or vertical distance (Y-distance) between two points with respect to the current coordinate system.

DcRadius - constrains the radius of a circle or an arc.

DcVertical - constrains the vertical distance (Y-distance) between two points with respect to the current coordinate system.

CleanUnusedVariables - purges variables not used in constraint expressions and not linked to dimensions.

-Parameters - manages 2D dimensional constraint parameters and user variables in the current drawing.