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Level Dimension to Reference Level (sea level)

Anonymous
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Can we please-please have the option to choose to reference the level dimension to a reference level other than project zero BEFORE we place the marker on plan?

I know there's a work around to change the dimension text after the level dimension has been placed but I would like to see it as an option to be selected in the tool's settings PRIOR to placing the level dim on plan...

I don't understand why it is not there already, the option is available on the (normal) dimension tool when one chooses the 'elevation dimension' then one can choose 'dimension origin'... so why is it not there on the Level Dimension tool is really beyond me!
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Lingwisyer
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Bugged...

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Barry Kelly
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If you mean you can't see the text properties, you have the marker and the text selected and it is showing the properties for the marker in the info box.
Try selecting just the text and you will see the text properties.
Or make sure the text is the last thing you have selected.

I don't have the latest preview build installed (build 6000), so if you have that then possible it is a bug.
There seems to be other problems with that build.

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Lingwisyer
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I found out how to get the text options to appear. After selecting multiple Level Dimensions, I can get the text options be deselecting one then just selecting the text of that single Marker. Having the Marker as well as it's corresponding text will not give me the text options regardless of the selection order.



Ling.

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Anonymous
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How is this still a thing after almost 10 years now!?!?
Its absurd that this has not yet been fixed. I cant imagine this tool would be that hard to fix.
I feel like the tool could be put under the dimension tool. Just as you have Linear method and Elevation dimension in the same tool.
-J
Anonymous
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What about Sea Level Top of walls, beams, columns?
To use labels instead is not a solution. Cannot be set to sea level afaik, only to storey or zero and get two different annotation styles for the same purpose in plan views is not funny at all.
The level marker has to be fixed to use it for all objects and the sea level settting should be made before placing it.
Anonymous
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Lingwisyer wrote:
I found out how to get the text options to appear. After selecting multiple Level Dimensions, I can get the text options be deselecting one then just selecting the text of that single Marker. Having the Marker as well as it's corresponding text will not give me the text options regardless of the selection order.



Ling.
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Thank you!
Vasileios S_
Advocate
Guys, that's simple and it's many years that this exists in ArchiCAD. It works both on plans and sections.

First, you must set a sea level on Options-Project Preferences-Project Location. Let's say you set it at 90m.

Then create a level dimension. Click on the text and instead of "measured value", check the "custom text". It should show <toPZvalue>. Change it to <toAltvalue> and that's it.

You can use both. I usually use <toPZvalue>(<toAltvalue>) and I have something like this ±0.00(+90.00).

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Stress Co_
Advisor

This wish
https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Wishes-forum/Add-quot-Dimension-Origin-quot-to-the-Level-Dim-Set...
would solve the issue... instead of using a workaround.

EDIT:
Thinking about it... it is the same as this wish. 樂

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Achille Pavlidis
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Still not solved...

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4hotshoes
Advisor

I second this! Does it need to be a wish? It is not vital to operations, but it just should be that way.

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