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Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 6:38:24 PM | Dimensioning questions




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Does anyone knows how to control the distance between the extension line and the object?, I think Revit set this gap to zero, so any dimension loks like a continuation of the wall (or any object you are dimensioning), and that is not right. Another problem I am having is that sometimes when I try to dimension varies objects at the same time, I see the dimensions while I am moving the mouse, but when I finish and try to pick a point so I can see the result, the dimensions do not appear. Am I doing something wrong?

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Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 9:50:19 PM | RE: Dimensioning questions



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Pick a dimension you've entered into the drawing, go to its properties, pick Edit/New and edit family. Set the "Witness Line Gap to Element" value See attachment: Based on my training, I like to set 3 other variables that read the centerline of objects (walls, windows, doors) in a dimension string; centerline symbol centerline pattern (extension line) linetype centerline tick mark Once you've finished editing, you can use the FILE > TRANSFER PROJECT STANDARDS to pull this revised style into other projects. This is similar to using the AutoCAD DesignCenter or the ADT Style Manager. ====== 2nd point, make sure you pick in BLANK SPACE after you've selected the objects for dimensioning. Make sure you are not on an object or another dimension when you PICK the BLANK SPACE. Be sure not to Right click or press ENTER or your string will disappear. Make sure to pick on surfaces of Revit objects that are perpendicular to the dimension line. Try not to pick on their endpoints. For example, at the corner of a building, pick on the face of the corner wall that is perpendicular to the dimension string. Cheers!

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