You can create linear dimensions with horizontal, vertical, and aligned dimension lines. These linear dimensions can also be stacked, or they can be created end to end.
You can create dimensions using only the horizontal or vertical components of the locations or objects that you specify.
You can create dimensions that are parallel to the locations or objects that you specify.
Baseline dimensions are multiple dimensions measured from the same baseline. Continued dimensions are multiple dimensions placed end to end.
You can create dimensions with extension lines that are not perpendicular to their dimension lines.