The dimension lines show the measurements of the objects, the distances or the angles between them. You can create different types of dimensions and control their appearance by setting dimension styles or by changing individual dimensions.

The main types of dimensioning are:

Linear dimensions. Linear dimensions can be horizontal, vertical, aligned, baseline or continuous. Dimensions from the baseline or with reference and continuous dimensions are series of linear dimensions.

Radial dimensions.

Angular dimensions.

# Commands for the dimension object

Command | Description |
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Graphics » Dimension » Vertical |
Draw a vertical dimension line. |

Graphics » Dimension » Horizontal |
Draw a horizontal dimension line. |

Graphics » Dimension » Aligned |
Draw an aligned dimension line. |

Graphics » Dimension » Radius |
Draw a radius dimension line. The radius dimensions measure the radii of arcs and circles and allow the optional addition of center or center lines. |

Graphics » Dimension » Diameter |
Draw a diameter dimension line. Diameter dimensions measure the diameters of arcs and circles and allow the optional addition of center or center lines. |

Graphics » Dimension » Angular |
Draw a line of angular dimension. The angular dimensions allow to measure the angle between two lines or three points. |

Graphics » Dimension » Continue |
Draw a series of continuous dimension lines. |

Graphics » Dimension » Baseline |
Draw a series of dimension lines by matching one end on the same baseline. |

Graphics » Dimension » Text Leader |
Draw a text leader. |

# How to create a dimension line

To draw a horizontal dimension

To draw an aligned dimension

To draw a radius dimension

To draw a diameter dimension

To draw an angular dimension

To draw a series of continuous dimensions

To draw a series of dimensions from the same baseline

# How to modify a dimension line

To graphically change a radial dimension

To graphically change an angular dimension

To modify a dimension by using a dialog box