MicroStation CONNECT Edition Help

To Dimension a Distance Perpendicularly from an Element (at a Separately-Identified Point)

  1. Select the Element Dimensioning tool ( Drawing > Annotate > Dimensioning ).

  2. Enter a data point to select the element from which a distance will be dimensioned.

    The orientation of the y-axis of the dimension is perpendicular to the line on which the element lies.

  3. Set the mode to Dimension Size Perpendicular to Line.

  4. Enter a second data point to define the origin (the base of the first extension line).

    This point can lie beyond the end of the element identified in step 2.

  5. Enter a data point to define the base of the second extension line.

    The dimension is placed with extension lines at each end.

    Dimensioning a distance perpendicularly from an element