Linking dimension lines to objects

When dimension lines are linked to objects, operations performed on these objects will affect the dimension lines. The following is a list of common operations and the effects each operation has on linked dimension lines:

When you...

an object, the...

Rotate

horizontal and vertical dimension lines remain horizontal and vertical

regardless of the object's orientation. Slanted dimension lines rotate with

the objects that they label. If you plan to rotate an object, you may find

the slanted dimension lines more useful than the horizontal and vertical

dimension lines.

Skew

linked dimension line does not get skewed. CorelDRAW updates the

dimension text to reflect changes in measurement.

Stretch

dimension line is also stretched. CorelDRAW updates the dimension text

to reflect the new measurement.

Delete

the dimension line attached to a deleted snap point is also deleted.

Duplicate

dimension line linked to the object does not get duplicated. To duplicate

both the object and any linked dimension lines, you must select the

object and the dimension lines before duplicating.

Clone

dimension line linked to the object does not get cloned. To clone both the

object and any linked dimension lines, you must select the object and the

dimension lines before cloning.

Separate

link between the dimension line and the object is broken. Once separated, a link can only be reestablished by clicking Edit, Undo.

Node edit dimension lines connected to the edited node are affected.

Node edit dimension lines connected to the edited node are affected.

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