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Ability to select Dimension Text only using Find & Select

Laszlo Nagy
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There is another thread, which talks about Level Dimension values measured to Sea Level. This needs to be solved by setting each affected Level Dimension Text item in your Project and changing their Text value from "Measured Value" to "Custom Value":

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=50569

My related wish is that I would like to have the ability to select Dimension Text items (e.g. the Dimension Text portion of a Level Dimension) using Find & Select criteria. Currently when I try to pick up the parameters of a Level Dimension Text (ALT/OPT-click) to use them in the Find & Select Palette, only the Level Dimension element is recognized.
This means that I will have to go through the whole Project and select each Level Dimension Text item one by one to be able to change them. Not even parameter transfer works so I cannot pick the parameters of Level Dimension Text and inject them to another.

So I would like any Dimension Text to be selectable by Find & Select.
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Gerald Hoffman
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Good idea Laszlo.
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Also, the addition of multi-line Linear Dimension text has made editing these texts more common, so being able to use Find & Select to select these texts would also be very helpful.

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Anonymous
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After dimensioning a floor plan, I wanted to omit the redundant wall thicknesses but entering a blank value to reduce clutter. I had to do that individually instead of using the "FIND" function.

Vincent G_
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LaszloNagy wrote:
There is another thread, which talks about Level Dimension values measured to Sea Level. This needs to be solved by setting each affected Level Dimension Text item in your Project and changing their Text value from "Measured Value" to "Custom Value":

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=50569

My related wish is that I would like to have the ability to select Dimension Text items (e.g. the Dimension Text portion of a Level Dimension) using Find & Select criteria. Currently when I try to pick up the parameters of a Level Dimension Text (ALT/OPT-click) to use them in the Find & Select Palette, only the Level Dimension element is recognized.
This means that I will have to go through the whole Project and select each Level Dimension Text item one by one to be able to change them. Not even parameter transfer works so I cannot pick the parameters of Level Dimension Text and inject them to another.

So I would like any Dimension Text to be selectable by Find & Select.
Ah man.. 400 level dims on concrete profile plans and you need to select each text one by one to set them as custom and add RL in front of measured value.. How counter productive.. I though only Revit had this kind of retarded / missing feature

Barry Kelly
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Vincent wrote:
Ah man.. 400 level dims on concrete profile plans and you need to select each text one by one to set them as custom and add RL in front of measured value.. How counter productive.. I though only Revit had this kind of retarded / missing feature

No you don't.
Select all of the level dimensions (activate level dimension tool and press CTRL+A if you want all of them or you can limit an area with the marquee tool as well).
While they are all selected, hold SHIFT and select just one of the pieces of text.
You will now have the text options in the info box.
Add your custom text and they will all update.

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Vincent G_
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Barry wrote:
Vincent wrote:
Ah man.. 400 level dims on concrete profile plans and you need to select each text one by one to set them as custom and add RL in front of measured value.. How counter productive.. I though only Revit had this kind of retarded / missing feature

No you don't.
Select all of the level dimensions (activate level dimension tool and press CTRL+A if you want all of them or you can limit an area with the marquee tool as well).
While they are all selected, hold SHIFT and select just one of the pieces of text.
You will now have the text options in the info box.
Add your custom text and they will all update.

Barry.
I've been looking online for that for so long without finding that trick anywhere, you just enlightened my day Sir, what am I saying, my whole week!

Lingwisyer
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Not sure if how you make the selection is still relevant in AC25:

https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?p=283679#p283679
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