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Window height not showing in linear dimension

NZART
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Enabled show opening height in linear dimension tool, but works only for door. Any ideas why it won't show height of the nearby window as well(attachment)?

 

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screenshot window height linear dimension.png

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Jan Millan
Graphisoft
Graphisoft

 

One of the reasons this may not be showing as you expect it to, could be that the dimension for that window might be a 'Static Dimension' instead of 'Associative'. If the dimension string was placed at an approximate spot rather than the actual node of the window, this would cause the dimension to be static and, therefore, not display the opening height.

 

When dimensioning doors and windows, the best practice is to have them set to 'Full Detail' in your Model View Options (MVO). This ensures that you're dimensioning to the correct part of the opening, as the level of detail can affect the display of your windows and doors. For the most accurate results, always set your doors and windows to full detail when dimensioning.

 

Furthermore, identifying static dimensions in your project is crucial for maintaining the integrity of your documentation. A helpful technique involves utilizing a Graphic Override Rule designed to highlight static dimensions. This can be particularly useful for auditing your dimensions across various plan views. 


The included image illustrates the difference in window representation between low and full detail MVO settings, highlighting the importance of dimensioning in full detail for accuracy. Manually dimensioning a window in low detail can lead to dimensioning at an incorrect location. In the illustration, I dimensioned the window using full detail. Notice in the bottom part of the image how, when I swap to a low detail MVO, even though the reveal of the wall changes and is no longer aligned to the orange dashed guide line, the dimension accurately stays in the correct position. If I had done the opposite and dimensioned from the low detail, I would have dimensioned to the segment where the wall returns instead of the correct location, which would have caused incorrect dimension measurements and a static dimension.

 

MVO_Windows_FullVSLow-Detail.png

 

Hope this helps.

Jan Millán
Customer Enablement Specialist, Graphisoft North America
Graphisoft Certified BIM Manager

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Jan Millan
Graphisoft
Graphisoft

 

One of the reasons this may not be showing as you expect it to, could be that the dimension for that window might be a 'Static Dimension' instead of 'Associative'. If the dimension string was placed at an approximate spot rather than the actual node of the window, this would cause the dimension to be static and, therefore, not display the opening height.

 

When dimensioning doors and windows, the best practice is to have them set to 'Full Detail' in your Model View Options (MVO). This ensures that you're dimensioning to the correct part of the opening, as the level of detail can affect the display of your windows and doors. For the most accurate results, always set your doors and windows to full detail when dimensioning.

 

Furthermore, identifying static dimensions in your project is crucial for maintaining the integrity of your documentation. A helpful technique involves utilizing a Graphic Override Rule designed to highlight static dimensions. This can be particularly useful for auditing your dimensions across various plan views. 


The included image illustrates the difference in window representation between low and full detail MVO settings, highlighting the importance of dimensioning in full detail for accuracy. Manually dimensioning a window in low detail can lead to dimensioning at an incorrect location. In the illustration, I dimensioned the window using full detail. Notice in the bottom part of the image how, when I swap to a low detail MVO, even though the reveal of the wall changes and is no longer aligned to the orange dashed guide line, the dimension accurately stays in the correct position. If I had done the opposite and dimensioned from the low detail, I would have dimensioned to the segment where the wall returns instead of the correct location, which would have caused incorrect dimension measurements and a static dimension.

 

MVO_Windows_FullVSLow-Detail.png

 

Hope this helps.

Jan Millán
Customer Enablement Specialist, Graphisoft North America
Graphisoft Certified BIM Manager

You have been really helpful, thank you a lot for your time!. Your guidance helped a lot. In some cases it was about the dimensions being static.In others I figured out the openings were placed with the sun facing the interior, so when I placed them facing out the height showed as intented!

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