2D and 3D Multiple Dimensions
Automatic Multiple Dimensions: Input is over a start and end point, which determine the length and direction of the chained dimensions. Subsequently, the chained dimensions can be placed in their final position with the mouse, using drag and drop. Dimensions are created for all elements which are located under the measurement line during input, and for which automatic dimensioning is provided. For standard elements such as wall, supports, windows etc., this is generally the case, but depending on the plug-in and its objects, the object itself determines whether automatic dimensioning is possible or not.
There is a link between the dimensioned elements and their dimensions in the chain, i.e. the chained dimensions react to changes to the elements to which they apply. If you change the position or the size of an object with automatic dimensioning, there is an overall change in the chained dimensions. However, this does not apply to components inserted later, even if they are located under the original measurement line. If you create dimensions automatically for a wall with several windows, and then subsequently insert a new window in the wall, this has no effect on the chained dimensions.
Multiple Dimensions over n-Points: With this option, the first dimension of the chain defines the direction for all dimensions which follow. With further mouse clicks you can then create new dimensions, until input is terminated with ‘Enter’. Only then, can the complete chain be positioned.
3D Multiple Dimensions: This option does not create chained dimensions as such, but rather a series of individual dimensions. The end point of the last dimension is always the start point for the next one. Otherwise, they behave on input in the same way as a single 3D dimension.