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    Hello people,

    I was wondering if there was a way of dimensioning a line which isn't straight ie: with a kink in it. At present I am having to measure the line and then overiding a dimension (end to end) with the real length and stating along centre line. The only other option is to dimension the line twice but then the text aint in the middle, it would be great if I could have a multiple node dimension where I could pick the start middle and end of a line. Any ideas?

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    I don't think it can be done in autocad properly. Only with some workaround solution such you are using, but can't understand why you need a single continued dimension for a non continous line
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    Sounds similar to dimensioning an Arc. You'll need to find an experienced Lisp person to create a 'custom' command for you.

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    Maybe a screen shot of what you are trying to do. 2008 has a Jogged Linear in the dimension tools.
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    It sounds like he is trying to dimension some form of 'dog-leg' entity. Dimjogline wouldn't work on that, as it only really inserts a breakline into the dimension line. Dimjogline does not dimension around vertices
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    Quote Originally Posted by NBC View Post
    It sounds like he is trying to dimension some form of 'dog-leg' entity. Dimjogline wouldn't work on that, as it only really inserts a breakline into the dimension line. Dimjogline does not dimension around vertices
    That's why I asked for a screen shot, so I could see what he is dimensioning. I just can't picture in my head what he is doing.
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    I'm guessing he is trying something like the following very rudimentary image:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona View Post
    Sounds similar to dimensioning an Arc. You'll need to find an experienced Lisp person to create a 'custom' command for you.
    I would have to agree with that, then.
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    Thats Exactly What I Am Doing, Thanks.

    I Want To Dimension The Outside Members Of A Doglegged Steel Landing Structure. Is The Dim Jog Line A Lisp?

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    You may be able to use a dynamic block with an attribute linked to the length. I will look into after I get some urgent work done.
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