Creating Horizontal Dimensions

You can specify a horizontal dimension between two entities. The horizontal direction is defined by the orientation of the current sketch.

To specify a horizontal dimension:

  1. In an open sketch, click Horizontal Dimension Tool_Horizontal_Dimensions_Relations.gif (Dimensions/Relations toolbar) or Tools > Dimensions > Horizontal.
    The pointer changes to pointer_Dim_Horizontal.gif.
  2. Select the two entities to dimension.
    You can undo previous selections by pressing Esc. For example, when dimensioning multiple entities using the Horizontal Dimension Tool_Horizontal_Dimensions_Relations.gif tool, you can press Esc to undo the last selection. This is helpful if you accidentally select an entity that you did not want to dimension.
  3. Set the value in the Modify box and click button_Save_Modify.gif.
  4. Click a location to place the dimension.