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    Snap to Drawing Grid

    They say don't compare Revit to AutoCAD, well, this time I have to. I don't see it anywhere in Revit, but AutoCAD has an option to snap to a drawing grid. As I am dimensioning these 1/4" plans and I am thinking it would have been a big time saver to set the project up with snaps to at least 1/4" increments when placing walls. Lots of 1/256" - 1/16" dimensions. Am I just missing this?
    Bettisworth North

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    This does not exist in Revit. use your temporary dimensions to enter in the correct increment.
    Denis Pohlman, AIA, NCARB, WELL AP, CPHC
    Architect + BIM Coordinator
    Kahler Slater, Inc.

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      #3
      Originally posted by dtp81390 View Post
      This does not exist in Revit. use your temporary dimensions to enter in the correct increment.
      Thanks, I am aware of the driving the elements with the dimensions which is great if every end user uses this method. What I speak of would force a wall to snap to a given fractional distance from another if an end users chooses not to type in hard dimensions.
      Bettisworth North

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        #4
        Originally posted by dtp81390 View Post
        This does not exist in Revit. use your temporary dimensions to enter in the correct increment.
        Sure it does! Set the Work Plane, Show the Work Plane, change its Spacing as desired, move it where you need it, and be aware that you can still go between the grid points if you want. I've never seen anyone go down as low as 1/4" but that doesn't mean you can't (although I don't think you'll enjoy that experience).
        Greg McDowell Jr
        about.me/GMcDowellJr

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          #5
          Originally posted by GMcDowellJr View Post
          Sure it does! Set the Work Plane, Show the Work Plane, change its Spacing as desired, move it where you need it, and be aware that you can still go between the grid points if you want. I've never seen anyone go down as low as 1/4" but that doesn't mean you can't (although I don't think you'll enjoy that experience).
          Yep that is it. And you are correct, I would not like to see 1/4" grid spacing in my plan. Acad has the ability to snap to a given spacing without seeing the grid. Thanks for the heads up!
          Bettisworth North

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            #6
            Very aware of what AutoCAD has and doesn't have... or at least I was as of some 15 years ago! LOL
            Greg McDowell Jr
            about.me/GMcDowellJr

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              #7
              Originally posted by Charles Karl View Post
              Thanks, I am aware of the driving the elements with the dimensions which is great if every end user uses this method. What I speak of would force a wall to snap to a given fractional distance from another if an end users chooses not to type in hard dimensions.
              I have seen plenty of "messed up" dimensions in ACAD even when end users were supposedly using snaps. It really comes down to the care of the person doing the work. Careless people will find a way to goof things up and other will not, snaps or no snaps, grid or no grid.
              Jeff Hanson
              Sr. Subject Matter Expert
              Autodesk, Revit - User Experience

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