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Link perpendicular dimension lines

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Link perpendicular dimension lines

Link perpendicular dimension lines

You can connect two perpendicular dimension lines. Connecting dimension lines makes your drawings clearer and easier to read. For example, you might want to link dimension lines of embedded objects in a cast unit, floor beams in a floor plan, or anchor bolts in an anchor bolt plangeneral arrangement drawing that displays the anchor bolt layout


  1. In an open drawing, hold down Ctrl and select two perpendicular dimension lines to connect.
  2. On the Dimensioning tab, click Link dimensions.
  3. If you want to unlink the dimension lines you linked, select the linked dimension lineline that visualizes the distance between the defined dimension points

    Separate dimensions can be combined into a longer dimension line.

    and click Unlink dimensions.


Below is an example of linked dimension lines.

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