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Thu, Jan 6, 2005 at 7:42:52 AM | DIMENSIONS

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IS THERE ANY EASY WAY TO ALTER A DIMENSION WITHOUT MAKING ALTERATIONS TO THE MODEL. eg FUDGING A DIMENSION FROM SAY 1190mm (AS TAKEN FROM 2 GRID LINES) TO 1200mm WITHOUT MOVING THE GRID LINES, AS YOU CAN IN AUTOCAD?

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Thu, Jan 6, 2005 at 12:03:02 PM | RE: DIMENSIONS

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I have the same question. I need something like a dimension "overrride"...

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Thu, Jan 6, 2005 at 8:18:27 PM | RE: DIMENSIONS

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Quoting Arthur - 2005-01-06 01:42:52

"IS THERE ANY EASY WAY TO ALTER A DIMENSION WITHOUT MAKING ALTERATIONS TO THE MODEL. eg FUDGING A DIMENSION FROM SAY 1190mm (AS TAKEN FROM 2 GRID LINES) TO 1200mm WITHOUT MOVING THE GRID LINES, AS YOU CAN IN AUTOCAD?"



As far as accuracy...Isn't fudging dangerous?

Nope don't think you can in Revit.

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Fri, Jan 7, 2005 at 1:05:18 AM | RE: DIMENSIONS

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You can set your units to round off to nearest whatever you want. If you truly don't want to display the accurate dim and want to override here's what we do...Create a dimension type with a very small text (1/128th of an inch) place your dimension and then place text (make sure it's opaque) over it to read what you want. We ONLY do this if it is something like casework where we are saying 3 equal... Dangerous to overide reality...

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Fri, Jan 7, 2005 at 2:30:40 AM | RE: DIMENSIONS

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Thanks to all. Yes I agree, it can be very dangerous to fudge dimensions but I do think on the odd occasion it comes in handy. There should be a dimension text display on/off instance parameter. Text can then be positioned over the top to suit. What do you think?

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Fri, Jan 7, 2005 at 10:52:26 AM | RE: DIMENSIONS

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Tks Friends... Post edited on 2005-01-07 04:53:35

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Sat, Jan 8, 2005 at 7:23:25 AM | RE: DIMENSIONS

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Yeah the purpose of Revit is to rid us of that kind of "fudging"... although I have used Leslie's method a few times to do details...

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Sun, Jan 9, 2005 at 11:38:13 PM | RE: DIMENSIONS

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I don't think its really a question of fudging. There are times when for instance your dimensioning between two existing elements to determine the position of a new element. In this case I'd like to be able to have VOS indicated instead of a dimension.. "Verify on Site". Also, another circumstance is when a dimension varies, you may not wish to display any value and just simply have "varies" display... My 2 cents.

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Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 3:12:11 AM | RE: DIMENSIONS

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FWIW, we've lobbied for an annotation object that mimicks dimension styles. No constraint capability and no actual dimensioning. Just an ability to annotate with dimension formatted notes and such that look like dimension strings etc.

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Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 9:39:13 AM | RE: DIMENSIONS

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Changing a dimension is never a good idea if the related items are not changed with it. As far as needing "existing" dimensions, just type "to be confirmed" or similar and group it with the dimension. As on a previous similar query, fudging can cause heartache on site and potential cost issues. I know from bitter experience of having to sort out these problems on site when other CAD operators have decided it was easier to fudge dims than move walls etc.

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Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 4:58:50 PM | RE: DIMENSIONS

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I agree, while most of us concerned people would hesitate to fudge a dimension, there are a lot of people even in my own office who would abuse this privelege because it's easier at the time. When I've had to do a Verify in Field or VOS, I just put it as a suffix to my real dimension (i.e. 12' - 4 1/2" VIF)

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