TechDraw ExtensionPosObliqueChainDimension

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TechDraw ExtensionPosObliqueChainDimension.svg TechDraw ExtensionPosObliqueChainDimension

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


The TechDraw ExtensionPosObliqueChainDimension.svg TechDraw ExtensionPosObliqueChainDimension tool aligns oblique dimensions to create a chain dimension.

TechDraw ExtensionPosObliqueChainDimensionExample.png

On the right the aligned dimensions


  1. Select the first oblique 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 parallel oblique 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.