How to add dimensioning

Command: addDim

Description: Adds a single dimensioning or a dimensioning chain. The dimensioning is defined by the angle α of the dimension line, a point P on the dimension line, the first point P1 and the second point P2 to be dimensioned. The horizontal, vertical and angular dimensioning differ only by the dimension line angle.

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If no control points are selected then the command always results in the creation of a single dimensioning component as decribed. If, however, many control points are selected then they are automatically dimensioned in the proper sequence. If only one control point is selected then the second point is requested by the command. If no control point is selected then both points are requested by the command. If more than two control points are selected then a dimensioning chain consisting of multiple single dimensioning components is created.

If a selected control point was dimensioned then the point and the dimensioning component are linked. A modification of a dimensioned control point automatically results in an update of the associated dimensioning.

A dimensioning component can be modified by it's control points: The complete set of dimensioning parameters can be modified via the Feature Dialog. The dimensioning text is described on the respective tab: