Dimensioning so previously dim'd don't move


rockyshepheard
 Share

Recommended Posts

23 hours ago, rockyshepheard said:

 

23 hours ago, rockyshepheard said:

For the 24' 0 5/16 dim, I cannot select it by first selecting the vertical walls to its left or right.

 

That's because the dimension line is referencing markers.... for some reason. (?)

 

23 hours ago, rockyshepheard said:

But what if I want the wall to its right to move?

 

The dimension line must reference the wall to use it to move the wall. Right now it's referencing markers... for some reason. Connect the dimension to the wall and you can then use the dimension to move the wall.

 

23 hours ago, rockyshepheard said:

Also, top horiz dim total does not equal bottom horiz dim total. Off by 1/2".

 

That's because the dimensions are referencing different planes of the walls. When the dimensions all reference the same information they add up to the same.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Chrisb222 said:

That's because the dimension line is referencing markers.... for some reason. (?) 

 

Point to Point Dimension instead of Manual used I believe , I pretty much found what you did above too....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

To place exterior walls, I take my notes or whatever reference docs and draw the entire perimeter of the building, trying for a pretty close replication of the planview shape of everything.  This is the first step, and it is not the one where we are trying to get the walls all dead on.  Configuration is everything, dimensions come after.

 

When it is complete and closed, I pop on auto exterior dimensions.  My dimensioning is to the "building line," i.e., the exterior of the framing layer.

 

From there I just move walls using the dimensions to make the moves.  I try for whole inches (no fractions) on all the longer principal walls, and never want to go to a fraction less than 1/4" everywhere else.  The preference is to have the smallest fraction at 1/2".

 

Without seeing a video of what Rocky is fighting and not understanding, I've nothing else to offer.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I tend to use cad lines when I'm measuring a new house instead of any dimensioning tool. That way if I move a wall I still have all my other measurements in tact. I can just use the point to point tool to put the cad line back in place. They don't have numbers on them, but you can be as precise as you want with them. Just start a line at the right spot, open up the dbx, and enter the desired length. I want to credit Alaskan_Son, but am hesitant to do so in case I bastardized his idea lol.

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Please sign in to comment

You will be able to leave a comment after signing in



Sign In Now
 Share

  • Member Statistics

    31604
    Total Members
    9156
    Most Online
    Krhoda2
    Newest Member
    Krhoda2
    Joined