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Negative quotas in progressive dimensions / move origin

Borgo1971
Booster

I'm was trying to manually design sections dimension, with zero not at the top from my dimension line, but seems not possible. I think that in some case it could be useful set progressive dimension not at one of the top, getting negative dimensions on the other side (normally at left). Seems not a huge job to add this, so I hope developers will evaluate this request.

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David Shorter
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mirror the dimension line

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you can't build a line
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Not a bad workaround... but left dimensions should have a minus sing. I know I can add it editing every dimension text, but it's not the perfect solution.

Thanks anyway, your solution seems the best we can have for now.


since ArchiCAD 4 now 27 on
MacPro 7,1 12x3,6GHz 64GB ram, powered by macOS 13.6.7
MBP 16" 2019 i9 8x2,33GHz 16GB ram, powered by macOS 13.6.7

How does a builder build a minus dimension ?

Having a minus dimension in a dim string is not logical

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you can't build a line
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iPad Pro
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There really is no such thing as a negative distance (dimension).

It is a positive distance, just in a different direction.

 

What about changing the markers to an arrow so you can see the intended direction?

 

Barry.

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Snap!

 

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
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