Michael_Gia

Elevation dimensioning and annotation challenges

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Howdie,

 

When working on an elevation or cross-section there are a few challenges and frustrations when trying to snap to items, faces, edges, surfaces etc...

I know a lot of people use the technique or work-around of creating a cad detail from view and then pasting back lines, points etc to locate items but that's not very efficient. 

It seems like trying to dimension the top of a window is like looking for Waldo when you can't seem to drag your dimension line to the right spot.

I often open the window dbx copy the absolute elevation of the window and then draw a line and paste the height in the line dbx.  I guess I could also us Story Pole for this sort of thing...

 

Why does Chief have such a hard time locating items in elevation view?

 

Why can't I snap to a p-solid in every view of that p-solid? 

 

Does everybody have the same frustrations as I do?

 

Has this issue been brought up with Chief by anybody, formally, or even in a phone call to tech at Chief?

 

(the dimension default does absolutely nothing to help, so don't refer me to the locate objects of the dimension default dbx)

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Yes story pole dimensions are improving but elevations views would be a lot easier to work with if there were some improvements.

 

A simple solution that I think chief could implement very easily would be an auto cad detail overlay that could be toggled on or off with a one click tool on the toolbar.

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53 minutes ago, Chopsaw said:

Yes story pole dimensions are improving but elevations views would be a lot easier to work with if there were some improvements.

 

A simple solution that I think chief could implement very easily would be an auto cad detail overlay that could be toggled on or off with a one click tool on the toolbar.

 

You mean, "create cad detail from view" in place?

Like the "copy in place" command?

 

that would solve a lot.  good suggestion, if I understood you correctly, that is.

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1 minute ago, Michael_Gia said:

You mean, "create cad detail from view" in place?

Like the "copy in place" command?

 

that would solve a lot.  good suggestion, if I understood you correctly, that is.

 

Yes just an ON OFF button when you are in Section or Elevation that would work with one click 95% of the time.

 

Maybe if you had something really nasty and out of the norm you could create an editable cad detail the normal way.

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