DIMCONTINUE
 
 
 
Quick Reference

Creates a dimension that starts from an extension line of a previously created dimension.

Access Methods

Button

 Ribbon: Annotate tabDimensions panelContinueNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace.
 Menu: DimensionContinueNot available in menus in the current workspace
 Toolbar: Dimension 

Summary

Automatically continues creating additional dimensions from the last linear, angular, or ordinate dimension created, or from a selected extension line. The dimension lines are lined up automatically.

If no dimension was created in the current session, you are prompted to select a linear, ordinate, or angular dimension to use as the base for the continued dimension.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Select continued dimension: Select a linear, ordinate, or angular dimension

Otherwise, the program skips this prompt and uses the dimension object that was last created in the current session. If the base dimension is linear or angular, the following prompt is displayed:

Specify a second extension line origin or [ Undo/ Select] <Select>: Specify a point, enter an option, or press Enter to select a base dimension

If the base dimension is ordinate, the following prompt is displayed:

Specify feature location or [Undo/Select] <Select>:

To end the command, press Enter twice, or press Esc. The current dimension style determines the appearance of the text.

Second Extension Line Origin

Uses the second extension line origin of the continued dimension for the first extension line origin of the next dimension. The current dimension style determines the appearance of the text.

After you select a continued dimension, the Specify a Second Extension Line Origin prompt is redisplayed. To end the command, press Esc. To select another linear, ordinate, or angular dimension to use as the basis for the continued dimension, press Enter.

Select continued dimension: Select a linear, ordinate, or angular dimension

Select a base dimension, or press Esc to end the command.

Feature Location

Uses the endpoint of the base dimension as the endpoint for the continued dimension; you are prompted for the next feature location. When you select a feature location, the continued dimension is drawn and the Specify Feature Location prompt is redisplayed. To end the command, press Esc. To select another linear, ordinate, or angular dimension to use as the basis for the continued dimension, press Enter.

Select continued dimension: Select a linear, ordinate, or angular dimension

Select a base dimension, or press Esc to end the command.

Undo

Undoes the last continued dimension entered during the command session.

Select

Prompts you to select a linear, ordinate, or angular dimension to use as the continued dimension. After you select a continued dimension, the Specify a Second Extension Line Origin prompt or the Specify Feature Location prompt is redisplayed. To end the command, press Esc.