Dimension Ordinate Home

Ordinate dimensions measure the perpendicular distance from an origin point called the datum to a feature, such as a hole in a part. These dimensions prevent escalating errors by maintaining accurate offsets of the features from the datum.
Ordinate dimensions consist of an X or Y value with a leader line. X-datum ordinate dimensions measure the distance of a feature from the datum along the X axis. Y-datum ordinate dimensions measure the distance along the Y axis.

New dimensions are created with the current dimension style.
To add ordinate dimension object into a drawing use following functions:

Function Meaning
lcBlockAddDimOrd Adds ordinate dimension

Ordinate dimension object has the following properties:

Property Type Access Meaning
LC_PROP_ENT_...    Base class properties
RW Handle to dimension style
Name of dimension style
LC_PROP_DIMORD_XORD bool RW TRUE - X ordinate, FALSE - Y ordinate
LC_PROP_DIMORD_DPX float RW Definition point X
LC_PROP_DIMORD_DPY float RW Definition point Y
LC_PROP_DIMORD_TPX float RW Text point X
LC_PROP_DIMORD_TPY float RW Text point Y
LC_PROP_DIM_TEXT string RW User-supplied dimension text
LC_PROP_DIM_MEAS float R Measured value

See also

  Retrieve objects