4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 28, 2014 10:21 AM by Robert Tupa

    Need to place vertical dimension on drawing but only have horiz. and angled line

    Dave Krum

      Good morning everyone,

      Quick question on angular dimensioning in drawings.  For the longest time I've been sketching a vertical "construction line" within the drawing itself in order to be able to dimension off a vertical reference.  Is there a trick that I'm not aware of that will allow me to refrain from this added work if I don't have to?  Basically, if I have a horizontal line and angled line, I can only dimension between the two to get 38 degrees, but the shop prefers a dimension off of vertical.  Hopefully my attachment will clarify.  I marked in red the little vertical line I stick in there to allow for the dimension to be pulled.  Thanks!