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 |
toolbar: 2D Constraints |
ribbon: Parametric | 2D Constraints |
: 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
AutoConstraint - automatically applies 2D geometric and dimensional constraints to selected 2D geometry.
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.