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Defining Dimensional Constraints Quickly

Use the DcSmart command to quickly create Dimensional Constraints by specifying entities.

You can apply the command to Lines, linear and curved PolyLine segments, Arcs, Circles, and Rings:

  • For linear entities parallel to an axis of the coordinate system, Aligned Constraints (parallel Constraints) are created.
  • For linear entities not parallel to an axis of the coordinate system, either Aligned Constraints (constraining the absolute distance between two points) or Linear Constraints (constraining the horizontal or vertical distance between two points) are created – depending on where you move the pointer.
  • For curved entities, Radial Constraints are created.

To define Dimensional Constraints quickly:

  1. Type DcSmart at the command prompt.
  2. In the graphics area, specif an entity.
  3. Specify the location of the Constraints' dimension line.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 as needed.
  5. Press Enter.

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Command: DcSmart



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