Dimension Extension Line Trouble


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Beginner question. I've created some dimensions and get a marker for the point I snapped to, but I can't an extension line? My problems seems only to relate to walls, and I have set Wall > Both Sides in the dimension style dbx. I'm not using proximity or any gap settings, everything in the extension tab is set to default.

 

In which cases would I be able to get a marker on the actual dimension line, but it won't let me create the extension?

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I've been kind of getting by earlier but would like to understand why it seems as if some inner corners work and others don't. I also find it odd that I can snap to something that generates a dimension, but I can't seem to pull out an extension.

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When you select a dimension line you will get a square handle on the dimension line. Next to it there will be a diamond shaped handle. Drag the diamond shaped handle to be over the object you want to dimension. Once you are close enough to a dimensionable location on that object you should get an extension locating that object.

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NIc,  you just have to post pics and plans to get good answers.

 

Thanks Scott, the plan is almost 60MB so I created a dummy plan and reconstructed the wall setup to make it easier to share, and in this plan it behaves completely differently. I will give it a moment to figure out if there is something that I have changed in the defaults before I proceed.

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When you select a dimension line you will get a square handle on the dimension line. Next to it there will be a diamond shaped handle. Drag the diamond shaped handle to be over the object you want to dimension. Once you are close enough to a dimensionable location on that object you should get an extension locating that object.

 

What I found odd is that when I do that, the location is recognized on the actual dimension line, but I am sometimes unable to generate the extension line. I think I understand the process, just not what is required for Chief to produce the extension. By dragging around different locations you get a shadow extension line if a location is deemed suitable, but I can't seem to figure out the common denominator for these.

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I had some different things in combination that confused me, but the main thing was apparently that I was dimensioning through a doorway.

 

I wanted the extension lines to go to the jamb, but the dimension saw the doorway as a sold wall and therefore no need for extension lines.

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