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    Dimensioning to end of walls

    Has anyone found a good way to dimension to core at end of wall with finish wrapping the end? Can't select core at end so these dimension will be to finish face.

    #2
    You may need to add some reference planes at the interior side of the finish layer when it turns inwards, and then place your dimension from/to those reference planes.
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      #3
      David, use tab key for selecting core, finish or other layer!

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        #4
        Hmm... I am afraid that the Tab key doesn't work in this situation. The question refers to placing dimensions to the end faces of the core at the ends of the wall, not to the face of the core along the length of the wall.
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          #5
          Yep, tab key is a no go. I actually ran into this same problem earlier this week. Since it was just one wall, I dimensioned it to the finished layer. I mean, it will only be off 1/2" either way. That's not that big of a deal as far as my wall location goes for that particular wall.
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            #6
            If your finish layers are the same thickness just dim finish to finish and call it a day. I've actually turned the wrapping off in our template as people can seem to get the idea it isn't that critical to dim from stud to stud... they take the time to draw a ref plane or detail line and then dim to that.

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              #7
              I'm not in front of Revit but I think the dimension command has an option prefeer wall core.Set it and try again.
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              Last edited by gaby424; June 5, 2011, 10:14 PM.

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                #8
                Originally posted by gaby424 View Post
                I'm not in front of Revit but I think the dimension command has an option prefeer wall core.Set it and try again.
                Unfortunately, I think the others are correct. It just doesn't work.
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                  #9
                  maybe I didn't catch well the meaning of the original question, but I guess Parts could help you. make parts from this particular wall, you should be able to dim. at the ends.


                  edit: ok, forget it. wrapping vanish when making parts. keep ref planes though...
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                  Last edited by jbenoit44; June 6, 2011, 06:56 AM. Reason: was wrong :-(
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                    #10
                    Since there has been some confusion, I am posting this illustration to clarify the original question. The issue is, for example, how to create the dimension that reads 7'-9". The proposed solution is to use reference planes. All the options for placing dimensions work in the longitudinal direction, only. The other alternative is to handle the core and finish as separate wall elements, but that might take more time to do than simply adding some reference planes.
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