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    Replace the actual value of a dimension

    Hello,

    I want to edit the value of a dimension. Instead of the actual value I want to display another number. How I can do this?

    Thank you in advance!

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    Well... I just find it. Double click in the dimension text > Replace with text > Right click > Insert Unicode control Character.

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    #badrevit !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    #badrevit !!!!
    agree, I've already knew that!, so I do prefer to not cheat on dimensions is quite a bit problematic and dangerous

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    Badass drafting skills. Beter have your ass covered ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HansLammerts View Post
    Badass drafting skills. Beter have your ass covered ;-)
    Some years ago I used to work in an ATC, I have had a mayor client that was sued because one of the architects changed (Cheated) on the dimensions (in ACAD is quite easy), so one person measured the actual Building (a room actually) and that person found that the actual dimensions were wrong, so that person won the case and the Office should pay a large amount of money because the plans were fake
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    I prefer "round", not edit. Especially for "..landscaping.."
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    I need this 'cheat' in the details. When I create the detail for a door in a section view I don't have a lot of space to put the real height of the door so I make a section. After I need to edit the dimension for the ' empty passage' in order to correspond to the reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARIA1993 View Post
    I need this 'cheat' in the details. When I create the detail for a door in a section view I don't have a lot of space to put the real height of the door so I make a section. After I need to edit the dimension for the ' empty passage' in order to correspond to the reality.
    You can always change the "Scale factor" for your drawings/views to have enough space to put your dimensions, is better than cheating
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    Is the Section broken / split? This would cause the dimension ends to not be visible in the view?
    If so, as a workaround, you can use a Text Note, rotated 90 degrees with Arrows/leaders to show the door height. Not a very pure "BIM" solution.

    It would be better to place the dimension in a smaller scale view, then reference the enlarged section from it, and don't show the dimension in the enlarged view.
    Also, door heights are typically shown on a Door Schedule--so, the detail view could have a not saying "See Schedule for Height", or similar.

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