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    Revit dimension input

    Here is a nice little tip for those who might collaborate in an imperial/metric environment

    Say you work in imperial units and want to move a wall in a project and the and the designer is uses the metric system and he tells you to make the wall 3.2m from the end wall.

    You could a: Do the math yourself and input the dimension, or
    b: Let Revit do the dirty work for you

    You just have to append:
    m for meter
    cm for centimeter
    etc.

    Ex:
    dimension input 3.jpg
    dimension input 2.jpg
    dimension input 1.jpg

    Revit will take the value you input and converted to the system units.

    This also works the other way around. Just add
    ft for feet
    in for inch
    etc.

    Hope you find this useful
    Juan Carlos Moreno
    Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
    Sisley Cosmetics

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    story of my life, a day late and a dollar short

    I spent the day today converting mm to inches for a German curtain wall system on a project I'm doing. Next time I'll remember this great tip!

    :thumbsup:

    btw, if any Architects here want to see some high tech curtain wall systems from Germany check out this link . It's amazing how different fabrication and installation techniques in Europe are from what we normally do in the USA
    I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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      #3
      Had absolutely no idea you could do this. Thanks for sharing! Would be great if Revit could accommodate dual dimensioning.
      Scott D. Wilson, P.E.
      Principal/BIM Director
      L.A. Fuess Partners Structural Engineers
      Dallas, Texas

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        #4
        No problem, I would love to see that make it into one of the next releases. I don't feel it would be too hard. It's a matter of having and option to show dual units ( kinda like the overrides that they already give you to add text as a prefix, suffix, etc.), converting the units and thats it.
        Juan Carlos Moreno
        Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
        Sisley Cosmetics

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