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Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 8:40:05 PM | dimension tool for mass- non orthogonal faces

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Hello,

1st problem- beginner level

I'm sorry if i skipped some beginer's lessons but i cannot dimension this mass witout perpendicular helping lines on every non ortho line

see the img attached, i've tried with walls, sometimes works, sometimes not. but i have a site plan with long alleys and life is short .

2nd.... how can I add the TYPE parameter to a mass- generic model or model in place- wall. floor or wthatever (not made inside a family), i need that parameter for schedules. I can add a new made by me parameter but for a bench lets say i dont want to fill the other 20more objects that parameter

thank you very much



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Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 10:49:20 AM | dimension tool for mass- non orthogonal faces

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Revit dimensions are very precise.  If two objects are NOT parallel, you can not dimension between them.  Often, that is a problem with people that start with visually created mass objects. 

 

For the dimension in question, I see the dimensions on the other side worked.  Why?  Learn how too dimension and how to use snaps.  Read this and it's references: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2018/ENU/Revit-Customize/files/GUID-A3947840-1F30-41D7-AF75-B61687952A07-htm.html

 


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Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 12:02:07 PM | dimension tool for mass- non orthogonal faces

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They didnt work, i created those helping lines, every dimension must have a perpendicular line on the one i want to measure, as much as I try I cannot snap on both points and have an aligned dimension, i must have a line and a point- at least i dont have to create 2 lines.

is something that i miss with snaps? can you snap on both points of the ends of a line and get a proper dimension?

 

thanks

 



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Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 1:14:08 PM | dimension tool for mass- non orthogonal faces

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You can snap to both points and the dimension will be aligned.  Read how to use your snaps!

 


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Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 2:14:30 PM | dimension tool for mass- non orthogonal faces

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Thank you!

Now I know how to use snaps! Problem solved

 

(7tabs to get the point thou)


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Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 9:40:36 PM | dimension tool for mass- non orthogonal faces

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You should read more of the knowledge item I posted and you would see how to use keyboard shortcuts.


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