Ordinate dimensions are continuous measurements from a reference entity. This style of measurement is typically useful for analyzing manufacturing operations where relative distance between entities is required. For example, if you need to calculate the amount of travel of a tool bit and need to measure the distances between drilled holes in a component, ordinate measurement helps you to quickly figure out the distances between holes and the standard reference entity.
In the latest release, we have added a new feature that enables you to continually drop the ordinate dimensions. This tool is located in the Measure tab. Select an entity ( a point or edge ) that serves as the reference. Now continue selection along a axis to place the ordinates dimensions.
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