How to align Ordinate dimensions with a baseline in Creo?

Starting with Creo 7.0, there’s better control over the placement of ordinate dimensions that are created in models and drawings.

Prior to this Creo 7.0 release, when creating ordinate dimensions per ANSI standards, these dimensions would get placed when they are aligned with the baseline. However, this can now be controlled using “default_ansi_ord_dim_aligned” config option.

Set default_ansi_ord_dim_aligned = YES – this is old behavior that is aligns with baseline dimensions

Setting default_ansi_ord_dim_aligned= NO – New behavior and will stay at the position of the pointer until you place it.


  1. The detail option, default_ansi_ord_dim_aligned, is available in the model and drawing environments.
  2. The detail option, default_ansi_ord_dim_aligned, is available only when the detail option ord_dim_standard, is set to std_ansi.

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