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How to position the second dimension?

LeeJaeYoung
Virtuoso

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In Revit, there is a dimension snap distance, so when you go to a gap, the snap works so you can place it easily.

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I place it on the first dimension and move the gap again. I am a beginner. ^^
I would appreciate it if you could tell me the easy way.
The automate dimension only works for walls. I put Line dimensions.

AC27 on window 11
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Barry Kelly
Moderator

There is no automatic offset when manually placing dimensions.

Do as you mentioned place on the first dimension then select it (or undo/redo will select it as well) and then move it.

 

Or, lets assume the gap between dimensions is 800mm.

Place you first dimension where ever you want it.

Now dimension the second lot of nodes and double click to say you want to place the dimension.

Hover over the first line of dimensions but do not click.

Type Y then 800+ ENTER

This will place the dimension 800mm above (Y+ direction) the first dimension string.

To go below type Y 800- ENTER.

 

For vertical dimensions you can do the same but in the X direction.

 

This is the standard method to place any element in relation to another.

i.e. place a wall 3000mm from another wall or a door 600mm from a corner.

Saves you placing the element in the wrong spot, then selecting and moving it.

So instead of clicking to place it, you hover the mouse, type X or Y and the distance and direction to go and then ENTER places it for you.

 

Barry.

 

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Miha_M
Advisor

Sorry, but Archicad doesn't offer any solution for that. This has been my wish since a long time, on the old forum it was voted essential, but we still need to manualy type an offset value into the popup dimension info.

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Solution
Barry Kelly
Moderator

There is no automatic offset when manually placing dimensions.

Do as you mentioned place on the first dimension then select it (or undo/redo will select it as well) and then move it.

 

Or, lets assume the gap between dimensions is 800mm.

Place you first dimension where ever you want it.

Now dimension the second lot of nodes and double click to say you want to place the dimension.

Hover over the first line of dimensions but do not click.

Type Y then 800+ ENTER

This will place the dimension 800mm above (Y+ direction) the first dimension string.

To go below type Y 800- ENTER.

 

For vertical dimensions you can do the same but in the X direction.

 

This is the standard method to place any element in relation to another.

i.e. place a wall 3000mm from another wall or a door 600mm from a corner.

Saves you placing the element in the wrong spot, then selecting and moving it.

So instead of clicking to place it, you hover the mouse, type X or Y and the distance and direction to go and then ENTER places it for you.

 

Barry.

 

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

Where should I study this? Is it in the manual? As I study alone, I have no choice but to thank you.

AC27 on window 11
Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin

I think many of these small usability tips and tricks are not discussed in the Reference Manual as usually users come up with these best practices with time.

So I think you are in the best place for learning them; just ask questions and hopefully someone will be able to help you.

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