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When dimensioning, strive for stunning, perfect, complete, beautiful clarity. I'm serious.
Some are redundant. I will probably think of more. • Use the 'Working Dims Plan' Layer combination. • Option+click on existing strings to maintain witness line justification as you move in. • To add one string's ticks to another, select the string to keep and Cmd+click on the string with the points to add. • Use the arbitrary angle setting
If you drag a dimension string, the texts will re-center themselves on their segments, assuming the texts have not been moved manually. You don't actually have to drag the string anywhere, just a drag and a double-click will do it. The only way a dim text would be off center without you moving it is if you customized the text.
A label to show the elevation of the top or bottom of a slab. It works in plan or in section, and changes its form depending on which kind of window it's in. It can give the elevation to project zero or the home story of the slab. I made it in an attempt to overcome one of the big
With Gravity on, you can placed associated Level (Z-elevation) Dimensions on slabs, roofs, and meshes. This guy. (As with regular dimensions, the text can be customized, breaking the association. I use these on reflected ceiling plans, since you can't get gravity to detect the bottom of an element. A wish. (There might be a way to use a label for
Composites allow you to show multiple cut fills in a wall, slab, or roof. I can think of three reasons to use them. • To display multiple fills. Example: Masonry veneer on a stud wall. This is the most obvious, and probably original, reason to have them. Ironically, such composites don't work at all unless you've made your own windows
You have clicked some points for your dimension string. You have not checked the geometry method for the correct orientation, horizontal or vertical. Well over half the time, due to Murphy's Law, the wrong one is selected. You click to place the string, and get nothing. You have to start over. You are sad. If you are dimensioning walls, you
For two strings with the same orientation, select one, then Cmd+click on the other. The second string will disappear, and its points will be added to the selected string.
I have updated the object Elev Marker JAM8. You can automatically display the elevation to Sea Level, as well as Project Zero. There is also an option for a break point when the symbol needs to bend. In order to use Sea Level, select it in the Reference Level parameter. You must have your '1st Reference Level' set properly in