See how to place ordinate dimensions on a simple mechanical drawing.
- [Instructor] This exercise will demonstrate…how to use the ordinate dimensioning commands.…Continue using the file for chapter three…workingwithdimensions.dgn…and using view groups select the ordinates model.…The ordinate dimension command provides three methods…for controlling how the dimensions are located…and how they can be modified.…The first method is ordinate unstacked.…Using this method, I can define the ordinate dimensions…and they line up…without any automatic stacking capabilities.…
This can cause some of the dimensions to overlap.…Let me demonstrate.…Using the tool settings dialogue,…verify that the dimension style is set to standard inline…and that the alignment is set to true.…I will begin the dimension…using the lower left corner of the element.…I am prompted to define the ordinate direction…so I will drag a line up in the Y direction and left click.…Now I need to left click to locate the text…for the ordinate dimension to the left of the origin point.…
From this point forward,…I need to snap to the remaining ordinate dimension locations…
- Placing, points, curves, and line streams
- Editing text
- Working with dimensions
- Element attributes
- Changing the display and scales of various linestyle types
- Working with groups
- Modifying and manipulating fences
- Using measure commands
- Working with cells
Skill Level Advanced
Learning Bentley MicroStation V8iwith Jeanne Aarhus3h 11m Intermediate
MicroStation 3D Essential Trainingwith David Martin3h 37m Beginner
1. More Draw Commands
2. Working with Text
3. Working with Dimensions
4. Working with Element Attributes
5. Working with Groups
6. Using Fences
7. Using Measure Commands
8. Working with Cells
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