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    Do you often use Lock dimension option? Advices please!

    A lot of time i spent on making changes such like walls, floors, roof. Do you lock dimensions which are aligned to other category?. I usually use only for grids and in some families. Do i follow false workflow? How often guys do u use?

    Possible disadvantage gives when i have project - 4 multistory building. Bottom floor has many random slopes and thickness which i have to make floors and peace by peace i puzzle them as well as with ramp and columns...
    See 3d view and few sections (haven't been working on them) , what should i read and discover to model better? where i miss the point?
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    #2
    We almost never use them, unless its a one person project.
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      #3
      I almost never use the locking of dimensions. It always comes back to bite you in the ***.
      One exception would be doors that need to be centered in a hallway. Grids get pinned (or on a workset)

      As for the floor: I would use a Mass and Floor by Face for this. Simply because it gives you clean cuts without a hassle. Masses are quite easy to model (once you get the hang of it), parameterise and change. Simply update your floor to face and you're done. Cannot be beaten by "traditional" modelling IMHO.
      Martijn de Riet
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        #4
        I do sometimes use them, in a strictly as necessary basis.
        In this case, I usually keep them in a work view (not for print). Usually named like "Level 01 Dim", for example.
        At least that way I know where those tricky locks are.
        Gonçalo Feio
        "Ignorance, ignorance, sheer ignorance - you know there's no confidence to equal it. It's only when you know something about a profession, I think, that you're timid and careful." George Orson Welles

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          #5
          Feio is right, in workviews only. But I generally do not use a separate dimstyle.
          Martijn de Riet
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            #6
            I think it's the same with nearly everything in Revit. Locking dimensions is of great use but use it as much as you need it and as few as you can. I think same is true for groups, pinning elements ...
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              #7
              Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
              Feio is right, in workviews only. But I generally do not use a separate dimstyle.
              I don't use a different dimstyle. That was a view naming example.
              Anyway, this issues pros and cons is much better developted in the Thread: Working views vs Printing views? (http://www.revitforum.org/showthread...Printing-views)
              Gonçalo Feio
              "Ignorance, ignorance, sheer ignorance - you know there's no confidence to equal it. It's only when you know something about a profession, I think, that you're timid and careful." George Orson Welles

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                #8
                As with pretty much everyone else here, I use them sparingly. The only time I consistently lock the dimensions is once all of the levels are finalised. I will dimension the level lines and the lock the dimensions.
                Ian Kidston
                http://allextensions.com.au

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