Create Linear Dimensions

You can create linear dimensions with horizontal, vertical, and aligned dimension lines. These linear dimensions can also be stacked, or they can be created end to end.

• Overview of Creating Linear Dimensions

Linear dimensions can be horizontal, vertical, or aligned. With aligned dimensions, the dimension line is parallel to the line (imaginary or real) between the extension line origins. Baseline (or parallel) and continued (or chain) dimensions are series of consecutive dimensions that are based on a linear dimension.

• Create Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions

You can create dimensions using only the horizontal or vertical components of the locations or objects that you specify.

• Create Aligned Dimensions

You can create dimensions that are parallel to the locations or objects that you specify.

• Create Baseline and Continued Dimensions

Baseline dimensions are multiple dimensions measured from the same baseline. Continued dimensions are multiple dimensions placed end to end.

• Create Rotated Dimensions

In rotated dimensions, the dimension line is placed at an angle to the extension line origins.

• Create Dimensions with Oblique Extension Lines

You can create dimensions with extension lines that are not perpendicular to their dimension lines.