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Wed, Jun 7, 2006 at 11:30:33 AM | partially obscurred dimension string

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dimensioned floor plan has complete dimension strings with some of individual dim's not showing up. When I pick the string it shows the "locking" icon but not a dimension. any thoughts??

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Wed, Jun 7, 2006 at 1:00:58 PM | RE: partially obscurred dimension string

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The element your dimension line is referring to is turned off in that view. Check your visibility/graphics.

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Wed, Jun 7, 2006 at 2:02:58 PM | RE: partially obscurred dimension string

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I'm not sure that's it. It's a string of wall dimensions and they're all visible in the view that the dimensions are missing. I checked vg and walls a checked as well.

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Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 4:47:15 PM | partially obscurred dimension string

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I am having this same problem.  I created long lines of dimensions strings on a project and when I come back to it two weeks later, there are gaps in the strings.  Everything in the visablility menu are visable including all worksets.  The locks are there but you can't edit the string to fill in the gap.  We have been filling in the gap with a new dimension string as a temporary fix but this problem keeps occuring. 

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Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 6:31:21 PM | partially obscurred dimension string

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jterrell was probably right.  What you thought yuou did may have not been what you did.  Use yor VG to turn everything on.  If the dimensions come back then you know you messed up.  Edit the dimension string to get rid of the offending relationship and make sure you are referencing your wall.... (or whatever you are dimensioning)

 

Watch in the lower left corner and you will see what you are dimensioning to.  If a piece of furniture or somthing else is against you wall, you may be selecting that instead of your wall.  When two items are close, use your tab key to selct the correct one. 


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Fri, Oct 26, 2007 at 6:32:39 PM | partially obscurred dimension string

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Check your hidden elements, as well as you V/G. I have seen this happen, but only when the element is not visible (for any reason) in the view.

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Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 2:17:03 PM | partially obscurred dimension string

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I checked the VG and worksets and nothing happened.  I finally set my view range to include the level below and the missing dimensions in the string show up.  I began to reset the strings to reference the wall but they don't all stay when I return to the original view range settings. Does anyone have a clue to why they originally worked for the view range but now they are not?  This is a fairly big project with alot of strings and it would be a pain to redimension everything just to have this happen again right before a deadline. 

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Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 2:29:31 PM | partially obscurred dimension string

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I checked the VG and worksets and nothing happened.  I finally set my view range to include the level below and the missing dimensions in the string show up.  I began to reset the strings to reference the wall but they don't all stay when I return to the original view range settings. Does anyone have a clue to why they originally worked for the view range but now they are not?  This is a fairly big project with alot of strings and it would be a pain to redimension everything just to have this happen again right before a deadline. 

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Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 3:45:13 PM | partially obscurred dimension string

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You need to understand how REVIT works.  Unlike AutoCAD, REVIT will only dimension to something that is there.  When that item is no longer in the view, the dimension goes away. 

 

So, same answer as before but now we know you have dimensioned to things outside your view range - not just things that are turned off.  I would suggest that you learn to set up your view correctly then dimension it.  


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