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Place a dimension a fixed distance from an object

For consistency, instead of simply picking a location for a dimension, you can specify its distance from the object. At the Specify dimension line location prompt, you can enter one of the following to place the dimension .5 units above the object (for example):

  • @0,.5
  • @.5<90

Thanks to Adeel Abdullah of Amec Earth & Environmental in Alberta, Canada for the idea for this tip and specifically the second (polar) option.

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