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    Dimensioning Building Section Callouts

    Im just looking thru setting up 1:5 details from the model, using callouts from my larger 1:100 sections. I can vertically dimension the horizontal lines i.e. thickness of screed, then insulation, then slab etc, using the aligned dimension. But, I cannot get a dim on the vertical elements, i.e. wall thickness, plaster finish.

    I can however, dim to a detail item like a skirting element...? Are there special rules regarding dims for these details..? I imagine that the linear ones maybe dont work because its a section,..?

    Any pointers greatly received..

    Cheers
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    #2
    If you use aligned dimensions > prefer > wall faces > and use the tab key to access each face, you should be able to dimension all the components of the wall in 1:5
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      #3
      Also verify that your section is perpendicular to the view. If the case is that your section is not perpendicular, you'll be able to dimension the horizontal elements, but your vertical elements will be out of plane. Because your detail element is separate from the model and essentially is laid on top of the view, you'll be able to dimension that.
      You can rotate your sections after you place them to ensure that they are perpendicular to the walls you're trying to dimension.

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        #4
        ALfredo, thanks for that tip, I didnt notice the options drop down when dimensioning..

        But.. T1shep I think has it.. It is a section thru a building that has converging walls.. When I try and put the dimension in, it comes up with this error:

        None of the created elements are visible in Section: Callout of AXGA006 - Section F-F View. You may want to check the active view, its Parameters, and Visibility settings.

        So that would probably explain it.. Now I know I didnt tell everyone all the details there, but I have only just realised myself that the section is thru the angle bit..:crazy:

        But thats some great help guys.. cheers
        I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it

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          #5
          That error you gave is not because your section is not perpendicular. If you are trying to dimension to something that is not perpendicular to your view it will give you and error saying so if it even allows you to select a non-perpendicular line. "None of the created elements are visible in (view)" is because there is something keeping you from seeing it (VG, Filter, View Plane, etc)

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            #6
            Does anyone know of a good way to add a dimension that is not connected to anything? I know this goes against the very concept of Revit, however, we have come across a lot of situations such as the one described by the OP and sometimes it's too late to change the model just so we can get a simple dimension in...

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              #7
              Draw a small detail line and dimension to it?
              Dan

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                #8
                Originally posted by Jj Mac View Post
                Does anyone know of a good way to add a dimension that is not connected to anything? I know this goes against the very concept of Revit, however, we have come across a lot of situations such as the one described by the OP and sometimes it's too late to change the model just so we can get a simple dimension in...
                use a reference plane to dimension to
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