Creates an aligned linear
Ribbon: Annotate tabDimensions
panelAlignedNot available on the ribbon
in the current workspace.
Creates a linear dimension that is aligned with
the origin points of the extension lines.
List of Prompts
The following prompts
line origin or <
select object>: Specify
a point for manual extension lines, or press Enter for
automatic extension lines
After you specify either manual or automatic
extension lines, the following prompt is displayed:
line location or [
a point or enter an option
- Extension Line Origin
Specifies the first extension line origin (1).
You are prompted to specify the second one.
- Object Selection
Automatically determines the origin points of the
first and second extension lines after you select an object.
For polylines and other explodable objects,
only the individual line and arc segments are dimensioned. You cannot
select objects in a nonuniformly scaled block reference.
If you select a line or an arc, its endpoints
are used as the origins of the extension lines. The extension lines
are offset from the endpoints by the distance specified in Offset
from Origin on the Lines and Arrows tab of the New, Modify, and
Override Dimension Style dialog boxes (see DIMSTYLE). This value
is stored in the DIMEXO system variable.
If you select a circle, the endpoints of its diameter
are used as the origins of the extension line. The point used to
select the circle defines the origin of the first extension line.
- Dimension Line Location
Specifies the placement of the dimension line and
determines the direction to draw the extension lines. After you
specify the location, the DIMALIGNED command ends.
Displays the In-Place Text Editor, which you can use
to edit the dimension text. The generated measurement is represented
with angle brackets (< >). To add a prefix or a suffix to
the generated measurement, enter the prefix or suffix before or after
the angle brackets. Use control codes and Unicode character strings
to enter special characters or symbols. See Control Codes and Special Characters.
To edit or replace the generated measurement, delete
the angle brackets, enter the new dimension text, and then click
OK. If alternate units are not turned on in the dimension style, you
can display them by entering square brackets ([ ]). For more information,
see Change Existing Objects.
The current dimension style determines the appearance
of the generated measurements.
Customizes the dimension text at the command prompt.
The generated dimension measurement is displayed within angle brackets.
Enter the dimension text, or press Enter to accept
the generated measurement. To include the generated measurement,
use angle brackets (< >) to represent the generated measurement.
If alternate units are not turned on in the dimension style, you
can display alternate units by entering square brackets ([ ]).
Dimension text properties are set on the Text tab
of the New, Modify, and Override Dimension Style dialog boxes.
Changes the angle of the dimension text.