Baseline

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Add-on:  QCAD Professional
Menu: Dimension > Baseline
Shortcut: D, B
Commands: dimbase | baselinedimension | db

Description:

Creates a rotated (linear), angular, or ordinate dimension, starting at the baseline of an existing dimension.

Procedure:

  1. Click the base line of an existing linear, angular or ordinate dimension.
  2. Set the second extension line end point with the mouse or enter a coordinate in the command line. The dimension lines are automatically stacked with a fixed distance between them from each other. You can adjust this distance (the dimension line increment) under Edit > Drawing Preferences > Dimension > Dimension Settings > Dimension line increment. You can also override this setting for individual dimensions in the options toolbar by unchecking Default spacing and entering a value for Spacing.