Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Aligned dimensions, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Linear dimensions will denote…the vertical or the horizontal distance…between two points,…but occasionally we need an aligned dimension…of an angled face.…If I were to try to use the Linear Dimension tool here,…we can see that I'm only given…the choice of the vertical…or the horizontal distance between those two points.…However, if I use the Aligned Dimension tool,…I can select the same two points…and get the exact dimension between the two points.…Also, just like Linear Dimensions,…I can press Return and select my object.…
Continuous and baseline dimensions…work the same as well.…However, aligned dimensions can be a little tricky…if you're not used to using them properly.…Remember that the two points you are selecting…are being used and dimension'ed,…via the direct distance between the two.…Let's look at another example…here on Sheet 1.…I need to dimension this face here.…If I use my Align tool,…we can see that I get the proper dimension,…but my extension line overlaps my part,…which is not good drafting practice.…
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