Creating Chained Dimension Systems

This task will show you how to create a chained dimension system.
Open the Brackets_views03.CATDrawing document.
  1. Click Chained Dimensions in the Dimensioning toolbar (Dimensions sub-toolbar).

  2. Click a first point on the view.

  3. Click a second point on the view.

    You just created a first dimension within the chained dimension system.

  4. Click a third point on the view.

    You now created a second chained dimension in the system. You can create as many chained dimensions as desired.

    Note that if you move one dimension line as you create a chained dimension, all the lines will move accordingly. In the same way, clicking on one dimension line highlights all the lines showing the whole system is selected.

  5. Click in the free space to end the chained dimension system creation.

  • Chained dimension systems works for distance and angle dimensions only.
  • You can interrupt manually extension lines on both single dimensions of a system and the whole system. For more information, refer to the Interrupting Extension Lines section.