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Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 7:15:20 PM | dimensioning oblique walls




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I have walls that are not at a 90 deg intersection. I am attempting to dimension to the face of the core. The wall perpedicular to the dimension string selects the core face just fine but when I hover over the other end at an angled corner I can't get it to lock on to the core intersection it always locks on the finish face intersection. Also how to dimension a face of wall where both intersections (each end) are not at 90 degrees to the wall face you are dimensioning. Is there a setting or something that controls.

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Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 7:43:33 PM | RE: dimensioning oblique walls

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The TAB key allows you to cycle through "snappable" objects while dimensioning. If you TAB enough while your mouse is positioned over the intersection, Revit will offer the endpoint of the wall. Take care to notice what is listed in the Status Bar (bottom left of your Revit screen) to make sure it's the object you want to dimension. In general (dimensioning or otherwise) if you are trying to select something, the TAB key is your friend. Your second issue is a common complaint that Revit still does not allow for easily. One workaround is to use a small detail line segment positioned as required, that you can dimension to. Post edited on 2005-01-10 13:44:34

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Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 11:06:00 PM | RE: dimensioning oblique walls


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hgm, Unfortunately there is currently no way to snap to the corners of the core face with a dimension string. We have mentioned this to Revit support and with any luck it may be implemented into the superceding release. As a workaround we use detail lines by selecting the face of each core using the pick command then trimming the two lines to each other and dimension to the end point of the line...

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