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How to Edit a Linear Dimension Using Multifunctional Grips

Make sure Dynamic Input (F12) dynamic input is on to access the multifunctional grips.

linear dimension menuLinear dimensions have grip specific menus. Hover over the grip at the text location and the menu at the right appears.

Stretch

Reposition the dimension text retaining the current text location properties.

Move with Dim Line

Reposition the dimension text along with the dimension line and arrows.

Move Text Only

Reposition the dimension text, but not the dimension line and arrows.

Move with Leader

Reposition the dimension text, but not the dimension line and arrows.
Connect the dimension text to the dimension line with a leader.

Above the DIM Line

Place the dimension text above the dimension line.

Center Vertically

Place the dimension text so that it is centered above the dimension line.

Reset Text Position

Position the dimension text according to the dimension properties.



linear dimension arrow menuHover over the grip at one of the arrow locations and the menu at the right appears.

Stretch

Reposition the dimension text retaining the current text location properties.



linear dimension continue dimensionContinue Dimension

Creates a chained dimension measured from the extension line of the hovered grip.



linear dimension baselineBaseline Dimension

Creates stacked dimension measured from the extension line of the non-hovered grip.



linear dimension flip arrowFlip Arrow

Flips the arrow to the opposite side of the extension line.

See how to edit a line or circle using Multifunctional Grips.