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I am drawing a plot plan and the terrain perimeter is angled a few degrees.  How can I show a dimension between the terrain perimeter and the setback line?  The manual dimension tool doesn't work unless the terrain CAD lines are the set angles allowed by CA.  I turn off the angle snaps and grid snaps, and it still won't draw a dimension.  

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You can use the End-to-End Dimension tool, and if you have Preferences>Edit>Snap Properties>Object Snaps>On Object checked, the tool should infer the perpendicular as you drag the dimension to the second line. This screenshot was while the tool was active, with the cursor hovering over the second line as I was placing the dimension; note the green On Object indicator is visible and a blue dotted line shows the inferred perpendicular:

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