LayOut Dimension Tools: Creating angular dimensions

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Creating angular dimensions

Angles are a measurement between two lines sharing a common end point called the vertex. The following images show different angle forms:

Refer to LayOut Dimension Tools: Introduction for further information on angular dimension terminology.


Creating an angular dimension

To create an angular dimension:

  1. Select the Angular Dimension tool (). The cursor changes to a pencil with an angular dimension.
  2. Hover the cursor over a line or end point of a line representing your angle. The "On Line" or "On Point" inference appears (a red square or green circle).

  3. Click the left mouse button. One solid blue point representing the starting point is created.
  4. Move the cursor in the direction representing one half of your angle. A dashed line extends away from the starting point.

  5. Click the left mouse button. The direction for one half of your angle is established.
  6. Hover the cursor over the second line or end point that represents your angle. The "On Line" or "On Point" inference appears (a red square or green circle).

  7. Click the left mouse button. One solid blue point representing the starting point is created.
  8. ove the cursor in the direction representing the second half of your angle. A dashed line extends away from the starting point. A hollow point appears at the vertex of the angle.

  9. Click the left mouse button. The vertex is established and the angular dimension appears.

  10. Move the cursor away from the vertex in the direction representing the angle you want to measure. The angular dimension follows.

  11. Click the left mouse button. The angular dimension is established.