# Thread: Dimension between angled points

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## Dimension between angled points

Problem: You want to dimension between two corners at some odd angle.

Just place a refernce line prependicular to the direction of your dimension. Start your dimension at the ref. plane. The dimension the points. Now delete the ref. plane. The dimension stays aligned... (see attached.)

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## Re: Dimension between angled points

That is a terrific tip. Dimensioning to odd angled property lines is now a snap. I would have thought the dimension would disappear when you delete the reference line but it does not. Thanks!

Joe

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## Re: Dimension between angled points

wow, that's a fabulous tip! I like it.

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## Re: Dimension between angled points

Originally Posted by aaronrumple
Problem: You want to dimension between two corners at some odd angle.

Just place a refernce line prependicular to the direction of your dimension. Start your dimension at the ref. plane. The dimension the points. Now delete the ref. plane. The dimension stays aligned... (see attached.)
Aaron,
I posted something similar the other day in response to a query on dimensioning angled walls....I noticed though that you say to delete the reference planes...I tried to do that and the dimensions delete with them...I wasn't worried too much because the ref planes don't print but I would like to know how to get rid of these planes if necessary....Is there a lock that I'm missing?
John Mc

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## Re: Dimension between angled points

The ref. plane is used to get started only. The other witness lines are on points - not ref. planes. These witness lines remain when the ref. plane is deleted.

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## Re: Dimension between angled points

Originally Posted by aaronrumple
The ref. plane is used to get started only. The other witness lines are on points - not ref. planes. These witness lines remain when the ref. plane is deleted.
...Ah!...ta, Aaron
John Mc

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## Re: Dimension between angled points

And that is why you are the "guru" Aaron!
Thanks
Steve

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## Re: Dimension between angled points

How do you dimension from corner of a furniture (let say, a bed or dresser) to a angled wall? Thanks for the input

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## Re: Dimension between angled points

Activate dim command, pick a wall first and then hover over the furniture corner - dim will snap to the corner point. If not, use a tab key.

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