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Vertical and Horizontal
The settings contained in the Vertical and Horizontal pages of the Auto Dimension Configuration dialog contain identical settings and allow you to configure how vertical (or horizontal) dimensions are to be created through the Automatic Dimension feature. The available settings are explained below. Note that the settings in this dialog page will be grayed out if Vertical Dimensions (or Horizontal Dimensions) is not first checked under Dimension Mode in the Mode & Selection page.
Select a dimension type from the pull-down menu. The following types are available: Linear/Serial, Ordinate, Baseline, and Baseline Symm.
Indicate a position for the dimension text. The dimension text will be placed at the specified position and at the distance specified in the Distance setting. The available position options are: Right, Left, and Both. When Right is selected, the text will be placed at the furthest right position. When Left is selected, it will be placed at the furthest left. If you choose Both from the pull-down menu, the text will be positioned at both the furthest right and furthest left positions.
Specify the distance at which the dimension text will be placed. The distance value will be scaled according to the instance scale when dimensioning in Layout mode.
When checked, Auto Dimension will use the settings specified in the selected Dimension Template File (*.DIM). Use the browse button to search for the appropriate file to open.
This setting is always active when the Vertical (or Horizontal) dialog page is made active. When checked, you are allowed to automatically insert a dashed horizontal line at the vertical (or horizontal) midpoint of the part being dimensioned.
These settings allow you to specify an origin for Baseline or Ordinate dimension types. The following origin positions are available from the drop-down menu:
These settings allow you to apply a filter to the dimensions being automatically created. The filter parameters that can be configured are explained below.