Win32 and 64, English

MDA Plugins
Generates chainage (station) marks along either arcs, lines and polylines

General Usage Instructions


Command: CHAIN

Select an arc, line or polyline: Specify point for chainage(s), or [textAlignment/textFlip/textJustification/textPosition/Tickposition/Reverse]:

  1. Start the command by typing CHAIN from the command line or by clicking the ribbon button.

  2. Specify a point. This generates the chainage(s) as displayed, settings can be adjusted via the contextual ribbon or dynamically via the command line:
    1. textAlignment – cycles through the text alignment values
    2. textFlip – rotates the chainage text 180 degrees
    3. textJustification - cycles through the text justification values
    4. textPosition - cycles through the text position values
    5. Tickposition - cycles through the tick position values
    6. Reverse – Reverses the direction of the selected object

  3. Continue to select points as required.


  1. If the app is restarted, the previsously selected chainage position and value are saved and can be resumed



Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description


Starts the chainage routine


The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in 'Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features' (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP), just as you would uninstall any other application from your system.

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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added 2017 support
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