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Dimensioning angled walls

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Hi Chiefs!

 

I am working on this as built with a lot of angled walls and I am having a lot of trouble dimensioning those walls that are angled. I want the dimensions to pull away from the wall parallel, but they always seem to come off at this weird sort of slant (see screen shots).

 

Is there a good way to dimension this? It seems CA does not very friendly with angled walls.

 

Thanks a bunch!

AB

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One needs to imagine oneself on the jobsite with a pencil, tape measure, chalkline, and the floor deck under your feet.  The length of a wall means little unless you are just using it as a check to see whether you have your end points right.  Think "end points" and figure on doing your dimensions to define them.

 

So if I give a skew dimensions (done with point to point) I label it "ref."  To be sure, I dimension the end points in both x and y.  And I always make whatever adjustments to the walls are required to ensure those dimensions fractions are no finer than 1/4".

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I have cheated by using lines and the make parallel tool along with a text box with the dimension. I don't know if its a grid snap issue or what. Maybe Michael will chime in with some easy answer and make me feel like "Knucklehead".

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You can also place cad lines perpendicular to the wall and dimension to those instead of the wall layer.  I snap the line to the wall intersection point then move it to the closest 1/8" increment.  You still need to use the parallel tool for the dimension line.

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You can use the Make Parallel tool on the dimension.

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