Creating Aligned Dimensions

Use the aligned dimension (also called true length dimension) to create a linear dimension aligned with the dimension points. In the following aligned dimension illustration, point 1 indicates the object selection point, and point 2 indicates the dimension placement point.

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To create an aligned dimension

  1. From the Dimension menu, choose Aligned.
  2. At the prompts, specify the first and second extension line origins, or press ENTER to select an object to dimension.
  3. Before you place the dimension, you can edit its text or change the text angle.
  4. Enter m to edit the dimension text using the Multiline Text Editor; enter t to edit the dimension text on the command line.
    Enter a to rotate the angle of the dimension text.

  5. Specify the dimension line location.

Command line DIMALIGNED

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