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How do you set the default exterior Dimension to Centerline? There's an option under locate objects to set it to interior wall Center. I'm trying to Dimension to the center of my exterior footing. Any suggestions

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I looked and couldn't find anything. Maybe try a cad line centered at the footing. Then dimension to that. 

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There is dimension to interior centers and there is dimension to framing centers... have you tired that?

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Yeah I tried both of those settings it still did not Dimension to the center exterior wall. I just manually Drew cad lines in and centered them in on the footing and dimensioned to those. If you guys know of a simpler way please let me know

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Is there a reason why you want dimensions to the center line of your exterior wall? The reason I'm asking is because I never ran into a situation when that measurement would be relevant to anything in real or in the program.

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How do you set the default exterior Dimension to Centerline? There's an option under locate objects to set it to interior wall Center. I'm trying to Dimension to the center of my exterior footing. Any suggestions

 

I think the only way to do what you're asking for with auto dimensions is to create a wall type with 2 main layers of equal sizes and set it to dimension to the exterior of the inside layer.  Maybe consider using Point To Point or Centerline dimensions instead. 

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I'm wanting that dimension for the backhoe to dig the footing. That way they can run stakes for the center of the footing. This is for my foundation.

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