Rotated (Linear)

Toolbar / Icon:
Menu: Dimension > Rotated (Linear)
Shortcut: D, L
Commands: dimlinear | dimrotated | dl


Creates rotated (linear) dimensions. Linear dimensions are usually used to measure vertical or horizontal distances but can also measure distances with any other angle.


  1. Enter the angle of the dimension in the options toolbar.
  2. Set the first extension line endpoint with the mouse or enter a coordinate in the command line.
  3. Set the second extension line endpoint.
  4. Set the position of the dimension line.