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Using Graphic Overrides to Locate Static Dimensions

Craig Boyer
Graphisoft Alumni
Graphisoft Alumni
During the course of a project dimensions that were once associative can be turned static. Whether this is intentional or accidental, it is important to keep track of values that no longer reflect changes in the model. Follow the steps below to use Graphic Overrides to identify static dimensions within a file.

1. Go to Document > Graphic Overrides > Graphic Override Combinations...

2. In the Graphic Override Combinations dialogue box click New...


3. In the New Combination dialogue box, name the new combination and click OK.


4. Click Edit Rules...


5. In the Graphic Override Rules Dialogue Box, click New...


6. In the New Rule dialogue box, name the new rule and click OK.


7. Select the newly created rule and set the Criteria to Element Type is Dimension and Annotation Status is Static.


8. Under the Override Style tab click the check box next to Line / Marker / Text Pen and choose a pen.


9. Click OK to return to the Graphic Override Combinations dialogue box.

10. In the Graphic Override Combinations dialogue box click the Add button, select the newly created rule and click OK.


11. Apply the new Graphic Override Combination to an area in your project to locate any static dimensions.


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