The Multi-point Dimension command
creates a series of Linear Dimensions
joined end to end. However unlike the Chain Dimension
command the points to be dimensioned are selected by a box.
Once selected the Ribbon changes to show the current
dimension properties and the command prompt reads:
Give first point of box to select points:
Select the first corner point of the selection box using any of the snaps and input options.
(Generally this would be a screen position). The prompt now reads:
Give second point of box to select points:
As you move the cursor the a dynamic (dashed line) selection box is displayed. Select the second corner point of the box using any of the
snaps and input options. (Generally this would be a screen position).
Place this other corner so that the box encompasses all of the points to be dimensioned. The prompt now reads:
Give Dimension Point (H)orizontal or (V)ertical:
The dimensions are created in either the horizontal or vertical plane. You can force which plane to us by pressing the H or V keys.
As you move the cursor a dynamic representation of the dimensions is attached to the cursor. Simply move to the desired position and click into place.
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