Turns out that imported CAD drawings tend to be accurate to 1/256" which means tracing them is a bad idea when dimension rounding is set to 1/32" (even more so when the coworker who drew them was not careful while rushing toward a schematic deadline). Still, hard to avoid when you're new, don't know these things, and are pressed on a ridiculous design development deadline yourself.
The method is also a pet peeve of mine but under the circumstance of time I had to run with it.
Redrawing things accurately from scratch is not an option at this stage, nor a constructive solution.
I ran into 2 other solutions that are constructive, and feel compelled to share:
1) Lower the Dimension Rounding value < i.e. to 1/256" > and tweak wall placement.
>Select the dimension string in view > Element Properties > Edit > Type Properties
Toward the bottom, under TEXT (of all places), is Units Format
>Click the box next to it
>Unclick Use Project Settings in the subsequent window, and adjust settings.
Tweak wall placement.
Reset rounding if desired.
2) Draw reference lines or planes starting at a wall that will not be moving.
Doing this allows you to accurately control distances between reference objects.
Align the incorrect walls to the references, do not lock.
I also just got a tip from someone that the Tape Measure is more accurate than dimensioning (because of rounding values) when checking walls.Edited on: Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 11:02:11 AM
Edited on: Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 11:02:35 AM