Constrains the distance between two points, or the distance between a point and an entity, or the length of a line or polyline segment. (This command is equivalent to the Aligned option of the DIMCONSTRAINT command.)
Accessing the Command
command bar: dcaligned
menu bar: Parametric | 2D Constraints | Aligned
toolbar: 2D Constraints |
ribbon:
: dcaligned
Prompts you in the command bar:
Specify first constraint point or [Entity/Point/2Lines] <Entity>: (Select a valid constraint point or choose an option)
Specify second constraint point: (Select a valid constraint point.)
Specify dimension line location: (Select a point to position the dimension line.)
Dimension text <xx.xx>: (Type a value or press Enter to accept the current value.)
The distance between the two points is constrained, and can be edited directly or with the Parameters panel.
Command Options
Option |
Description |
Entity |
Constraints the length of a line, a polyline segment or the chord of an arc. Prompts you:
The length of the entity is now constrained, although it can still be moved, rotated, and so on. |
Point |
Constraints the perpendicular distance between a point and a line or polyline segment. Prompts you:
The distance between the point and the entity is now constrained, and can be edited directly or with the Parameters panel. |
2Lines |
Constraints the distance between two straight lines and/or straight polyline segments. If the entities are not parallel already, the second entity is rotated around its midpoint to be parallel to the first entity. Prompts you:
The shortcut for this option is 2L. The distance between the two enties is now constrained, and can be edited directly or with the Parameters panel. |
Procedures
Related Commands
Dimconstraint - applies a dimensional constraint to an entity or between constraint points on entities; converts associative dimensions to dynamic dimensions.
Geomconstraint - applies geometric relationships between entities and/or valid constraint points on entities.
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.
DcConvert - converts an associative dimension to a dimensional constraint.
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.
ConstraintBar - controls the display of the constraint bar of entities.
DcDisplay - allows to set dimensional constraints to be displayed or hidden.
Delconstraint - removes all dimensional and geometrical constraints from an entity.
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.