Place a Dimension Between Two Elements or Key Points - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

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Intergraph Smart 3D
Reference Data
11 (2016)
  1. On the Label or Dimension toolbar, click one of the following buttons:

    • Distance Between

    • Angle Between

  2. Click an element or key point to identify the origin element.

  3. Click an element or key point to measure to.

  4. Move the pointer where you want to place the dimension. The dimension dynamically follows the movement of the pointer.

  5. Click to place the dimension.

  6. If you want to place another dimension, click another element or key point to select the next measurement element.

    The origin element for this dimension is the element that you selected in step 2.

  7. Click to place the next dimension.

  • After placing several dimensions, if you want to use a different origin element for additional dimensions, right-click to start over.

  • After you click the two elements that you want to place the dimension between, the orientation of the dimension changes depending on where you move the pointer.

  • Before you place a dimension between two elements or keypoints, you can use Axis to set the orientation of the dimension axis on the drawing sheet. You can use the new dimension axis, rather than the default axis of the drawing sheet, while you are using Distance Between. After you define the dimension axis, you can place dimensions that run parallel to or perpendicular to the dimension axis.

  • A connector is not considered to be a geometric element; consequently, it cannot be dimensioned.

  • If you place a manual linear dimension that is chained or stacked with an automatic linear dimension, the manual dimension is immediately replaced with a standalone dimension that is no longer attached to the automatic dimension. The new dimension is attached to a newly-placed point object whose position coincides with the connect point location of the automatic dimension projection line to which the manual dimension was originally attached. Because the new dimension is no longer chained or stacked with the automatic dimension, it does not move if the automatic dimension's position is modified.

See Also

Angle Between Command
Distance Between Command
Dimensioning Drawing Elements