DIMBASELINE
 
 
 
Quick Reference

Creates a linear, angular, or ordinate dimension from the baseline of the previous or selected dimension.

Access Methods

Button

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

Summary

The default spacing between baseline dimensions can be set from the Dimension Style Manager, Lines tab, Baseline Spacing (DIMDLI system variable).

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 baseline dimension.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Select base 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

By default, the first extension line of the base dimension is used as the extension line origin for the baseline dimension. To override this default behavior, explicitly select the base dimension; the extension line origin becomes the extension line of the base dimension closest to the pick point of the selection. When you select a second point, the baseline dimension is drawn and 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 baseline dimension, press Enter.

Feature Location

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

Undo

Undoes the last baseline dimension entered during this command session.

Select

Prompts you to select a linear, ordinate, or angular dimension to use as the base for the baseline dimension.