sityu wrote:I don't agree, you can easily achieve this with a combination of lines, hotspots and dimensioning tool. I use a different colour for static measurements.
1) The dimension points should have "hard", and editable connectoins to the dimensioned elements. Because, now the connection is "soft": you can only see a blink of the dimensioned hotspot, showing only the position. But you cannot see whether is it a static or associated dimensioning point; and if an associated point has changed, the dimensioning point just disappears (instead of changing into a static point).
So, the improved dimension tool should consist of 2 major parts: the dimension line itself, and the editable dimensioning points with colour codes (or smart icons, e.g. checkmark, mercedes, etc.)
sityu wrote:Try holding the SHIFT key while hovering over the nodes and you will get instant feedback as to what they are associated to.
The dimension lines have connections to the dimensioned elements, already; but this connection is "weak", one-way, and cannot be edited later (you can only be informed about the associated dimensions by long-pressing the dimension-line points, but you cannot do anything with it). Uneditable features are uncomfortable.
sityu wrote:When doing the initial dimensioning I tend to turn all unnecessary layers of and dimension just the walls for example so I can be sure the dimensions are associated to the walls only.
And when you do the dimensioning, it's hard to determine the real aim of the dimensioning point (e.g.: overlapping hotspots of different elements - wall-corner/column/slab/object/grid). And it would be good to have them changeable.
Barry wrote:You're right. I forgot this feature. (I used to check all the new features of new versions; but this feature didn't become a habit of mine.)
Try holding the SHIFT key while hovering over the nodes and you will get instant feedback as to what they are associated to.
Barry wrote:Of course I also usually use the layer groups, and view sets to minimalize the number of elements shown on the screen. And usually I'm not using unnecessary editing lines, I make the drafting with automatic drafting lines and with the final elements.
When doing the initial dimensioning I tend to turn all unnecessary layers of and dimension just the walls for example so I can be sure the dimensions are associated to the walls only.
Barry wrote:It's only working when you're doing the initial dimensioning. And when you try to insert new points to existing line, it's not working (both with pet palette or ctrl+click editing method).
Otherwise when there are multiple overlapping nodes you can press the TAB key while hovering over the node to highlight the element you want to dimension.
sityu wrote:and also Hotlinked Modules. They are not quite elements, but would also be handy to be able to group.
And another new feature suggestion: the dimension lines should be groupable. And actually: all the elements should be groupable.
There are only a few elements missing this feature: openings, room zones, and dimensioning tools.