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    Hello,

    Can someone help me with xy dimensions?
    See picture.
    These measurements we used in AutoCAD but in Revit I can not find it.
    It is intended that the xy annotation can be dimensioned to any 0 point.

    Thank you for your reactions.
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    #2
    You need to create a duplicate of your standard dimension style. Then, from the type properties of the dimension, select "Dimension string type" and select "Ordinate". This enables another parameter in the same dialog box, named as "Ordinate dimension settings". From there, you can specify preferences for the ordinate dimensions.
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      #3
      Thanks Alfredo !
      I am now at home so I can't try it but tomorow I will.
      I hope it works for me!

      Thanks for your help!

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        #4
        Is it possible to rotate the dimensiontext 180 degrees?
        Last edited by Odemeer; June 28, 2011, 08:08 AM.

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          #5
          Alternatively, you could do away with manual dimension/coordinate referencing (to a certain degree) - a tool for which has just been updated for 2012 by UK reseller Excitech HERE :thumbsup:

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            #6
            Originally posted by snowyweston View Post
            Alternatively, you could do away with manual dimension/coordinate referencing (to a certain degree) - a tool for which has just been updated for 2012 by UK reseller Excitech HERE :thumbsup:
            Yes but Excitech is not element based. It's project based. So it won't help you when wanting to dimension from an element. Instead I'd go with a combination from Ordinate and "normal" Dimensions or a family.
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              #7
              X-Y annotation

              The requirements:
              * Simple placement and rotation
              * Lockable at any 0-point

              At the moment we have got 3 options

              1. Annotate X-Y with ordinate dimensions, problem there...you can't free rotate the dimension text wich is a requirement.
              2. Annotate X-Y by loading a face based family into the project that contains a shared X parameter and Y parameter that can be moved by shape handles and taged at once. Same problem as option 1...can't free rotate the tag. (not even when keep text readable is off)
              (SEE PICTURES BELOW 37, 20, 35, 10)
              28-6-11 16-23-37.jpg28-6-11 16-22-20.jpg28-6-11 16-14-35.jpg28-6-11 16-18-10.jpg

              3. The third option to annotate X-Y is by using a detail item line-based and a X and Y tag to match the length of the detail line.
              This option gifs you the freedom to rotate the tag freely but ist able to be locked to his 0-point. So when rotated the 0-point will rotate with the tag.
              (SEE PICTURES 58, 06)
              28-6-11 16-26-58.jpg28-6-11 16-26-06.jpg

              Any suggestions to make one of these option work perfectly and simple?
              Last edited by Odemeer; June 28, 2011, 02:55 PM.

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                #8
                In addition to the solution posted here, this one can be freely rotated... it even rotates to >360 degree angles.

                On a side note: am I mistaking or is this in 2012 way easier to accomplish then 2011? Keep in mind our hassle about the clock. This is easily done comparing to that thread... no hassle with angles like 180 degrees, more then 360 degrees, etc, etc.
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