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    Dimensions - Center of Radius beyond Crop Region

    I have a few radius items I need to dimension. (grid lines, edge of slab, etc.)

    I figured out how to turn off the Center Mark so that I can get a dimension to show up in my view; however, I also need to dimension to the center of that radius. The centers of my radii are too far away from the edge of my Crop box for the dimensions to show up. The dimensions (and centers of radii, even) will fall off my sheets.

    Ideas?
    Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
    AutoCAD 2010 Certified Professional / Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional / Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional
    ACAD2021, RST2014-2021 / Windows 10, 64-bit

    #2
    you can turn off center mark then slect dimension line the grab blue node and drag until dimension is within your crop region.
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    Mark Balsom

    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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      #3
      Thanks, Mark. I got that far... Now I need to figure out how to dimension to the center point of that radius. The center point falls off my sheet(s) so I'm trying to avoid "faking" it.
      Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
      AutoCAD 2010 Certified Professional / Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional / Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional
      ACAD2021, RST2014-2021 / Windows 10, 64-bit

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        #4
        I've had this problem before but on an upper level of a building. The center point for the radius was so far out of the floor plan there was no way they would be able to 'dimension it' in the field either. What we ended up doing was giving dimensions to points on the curve every couple of feet or so... not exactly the same situation you are in, but a workaround nonetheless...
        Chad Koscinski | Architect

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          #5
          Okay, I'll ask this question even though I know it's dumb............

          If you have the radius dimensioned, why do you need to dimension to the center of the radius?
          Dan

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            #6
            the guy in the field needs to know that the center of that radius is 15' off grid line H (and not off of grid line G) and 55'-3 1/2" off grid line 1 (and not off of grid line 2.)

            Could make for a pretty ugly building if the drive up canopy were smack dab in the center of the building instead of along the exterior.
            Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
            AutoCAD 2010 Certified Professional / Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional / Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional
            ACAD2021, RST2014-2021 / Windows 10, 64-bit

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              #7
              Thought that the Annotation crop might do the trick, but that doesn´t seem to be the case - So I´m afraid that "faking" it is your only option here... and by "faking" it, I mean something like dimensioning to a ref. plane or invisible line within your crop region, and manually inputting the text.

              Would be awesome if someone would correct me though... :beer:
              Klaus Munkholm
              "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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                #8
                Originally posted by LeanneZ View Post
                the guy in the field needs to know that the center of that radius is 15' off grid line H (and not off of grid line G) and 55'-3 1/2" off grid line 1 (and not off of grid line 2.)

                Could make for a pretty ugly building if the drive up canopy were smack dab in the center of the building instead of along the exterior.
                I understand that part. But if you dimensioned to the quadrant that is visible, and they have the radius, couldn't they figure out where the center point is? I mean, I don't like my guys in the field figuring out stuff, but sometimes they have to.

                OR

                Could you do a quick schematic at a smaller scale and reference the center point to it? Sort of like a drafting view or something?
                Dan

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                  #9
                  Hi

                  I have a query reg dimension. I thought i will put to the forum here instead starting a thread.

                  I have two lines which is not parallel to each other & i need to dimension the distance between the two @ every two feet intervals to mark these lines.

                  So i put a line in between the lines & give dimension to it. Once i delete this line the dimension also goes off. I am unable to dimension it directly.

                  Precisely is it possible to dimension between two references. .

                  Is there a way to do it. . .

                  Thanks
                  Last edited by theshell07; March 16, 2011, 06:37 AM.

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                    #10
                    theshell07

                    Use a ref. plane to intersect instead of a line (See attachment)
                    Just make sure not to turn the ref. planes off in the view... Have them set not to print instead (default in the print dialog)
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                    Klaus Munkholm
                    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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