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Multiple Unit (Secondary) Dimensions must be LIVE to be BIM

Karl Ottenstein

For years, Archicad has had the ability to display a text block containing the conversion of a dimension in different units... allowing both metric and imperial values to be displayed within the same project:


But, ridiculously, this simply places a text block.. and is not live, so changing the project will not change the secondary dimension value.  This is obviously so not-BIM and a total exposure to errors and omissions risks.


Archicad should allow live secondary dimensions out of the box.


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it would be more advanced to allow predefined variables in the content of the dimension, e.g.


which would mean the default dimension, and in the new line the dimension in meters; 

of course, the catalog of acceptable predefined variables could be expanded in subsequent versions of Archicad

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