TechDraw ExtensionPosHorizChainDimension

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TechDraw ExtensionPosHorizChainDimension.svg TechDraw ExtensionPosHorizChainDimension

Menu location
TechDraw → Extensions: Attributes/Modifications → Align horizontal dimensions
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
TechDraw ExtensionPosVertChainDimension, TechDraw ExtensionPosObliqueChainDimension


The TechDraw ExtensionPosHorizChainDimension.svg TechDraw ExtensionPosHorizChainDimension tool aligns horizontal dimensions to create a chain dimension.

TechDraw ExtensionPosHorizChainDimensionExample.png

On the right the aligned dimensions


  1. Select the first horizontal dimension. This dimension will not be moved, the dimensions that are added to the selection will be aligned with this dimension.
  2. Add one or more horizontal dimensions to the selection.
  3. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
  4. The dimensions are aligned and their dimension texts are centered.


  • The tool can also be used to center the dimension text of a single dimension.