How to add parallel dimensioning


Ctrl+Alt+4   ⌥⌘4

Mouse gestures

Point 1 determines the placement of the dimension line.
Pre-select control points to be dimensioned

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Adds a single, parallel dimensioning component to the current group. The dimension line goes through the point P. The difference to dimensioning at an angle is that exactly two pre-selected points, P1 and P2, are used to create the parallel dimensioning component. Instead of requesting the angle of the dimension line from the user it is calculated from the two dimensioned points so that the dimension line is always parallel.