Places a chain of dimensions by continuing linear or angular dimensions from the endpoint of the previous dimension.
Dimensions are created on the layer which is specified by the DIMLAYER system variable.
Accessing the Command
command bar: dimcontinue
aliases: dco, dimcont
menu bar: Dimension | Continue
toolbar: Dimensions |
ribbon: Draw | Dimensions | Continue
Prompts you in the command bar:
Continue: ENTER to select starting dimension/<Origin or next extension line>: (Choose a point for the endpoint of the second extension line, or press Enter to start at another dimension)
Dimension text = xx.xx
Continue: ENTER to select starting dimension/<Origin or next extension line>: (Choose another point, or press Enter to exit command)
Continue dimensions applied to a linear dimension
Continue dimensions applies to an angular dimension
ENTER to Select Starting Dimension
Choose the linear or angular dimension from which to continue dimensioning.
Origin of Next Extension Line
Locates the endpoint of the second extension line; the first extension line is co-located with the second extension of the previous dimension.
The command repeats this prompt until you press Esc.
Continued dimensions can be edited directly through grips:
Select the continued dimension. Notice the grips.
Drag the grips to perform the following actions:
- Drag either grip on the dimension line to move the dimension line; the extension lines change length.
- Drag the grip on the text to relocate it; the dimension line moves along, and a leader line is added, if required.
- Drag either grip on the extension lines to move the extension line; the dimension line changes length.
DimLinear - places linear dimensions in drawings: horizontal, vertical, and rotated.
DimAligned - places aligned dimensions.
DimBaseline - places additional dimensions from a common baseline.
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.
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.