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Monday, August 15, 2016

Making Your Own Adaptive Dimension Tool for Revit

When working in 3D in Revit, you *can* use the normal dimension tool *if* you first set the Workplane. However, this can get annoying. Why not make a 2 point adaptive family, with a reporting parameter, so that you can just place the family (two clicks) and then check the instance parameter as shown below?

Update: V2 with arrowhead and tag in project Download here

Adaptive dimension family (2016), Download here

Revit wants you to make your own better, faster way sometimes...

6 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I've tried using this but the dimension line isn't visible in the view. I can only see the reporting parameter if I window over the 2 adaptive points, which are invisible.

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    1. I made a modified version with some embedded lines and a shared parameter Tag too, see V2 link.

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  2. that's sadly the intent of this family it seems.

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  3. I made a modified version with some embedded lines and a shared parameter Tag too, see V2 link.

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