This is a tip that I just saw from Lynn Allen’s blog [found here]and thought that I would share it here as well.

Imagine trying to dimension something that doesn’t have parallel or perpendicular pick points. So when you pick the 2 points for the dimension, it will normally create the dimension so that it is perpendicular to those 2 points.

With the command DIMROTATED you can now specify the angle that you want the dimension to be perpendicular to.

Here’s how:

  • DIMROTATED <enter>
  • Specify the angle that you want the dimension to be perpendicular to by picking 2 points
  • Pick the 2 points to start the dimension
  • Place the dimension


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3 Responses to DIMROTATED:

  1. Daniel Larkin says:

    this is a great new feature! I typically change my UCS to match the direction that I want and then do the linear dimension, rather than aligned. In fact, I will continue to do this where I am doing a lot of dimensions of this type, but for just one this is a nice feature.

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