The outer dimensions of the project are given with the outer dimension command. Structural elements to be included in the dimensioning are selected from the settings. Outer dimension is smart command. After the dimensions are given, the changes made in the relevant building elements are automatically reflected in the dimensions.

Location of Outer Dimension Command

In the Architectural Program

You can access it under the ribbon menu Drawings tab, Dimension heading.

In the Structural Program

You can access it under the ribbon menu Drawings tab, Dimension heading.

Dimension Toolbar

Icons

Outer dimension

Outer dimension command runs.

Inner dimension

Inner dimension command runs.

Free dimension

Free dimension command runs.

Intersection dimension

Intersection dimension command runs.

Label

Runs the label command. The dimension label is drawn.

Level dimension

Draws level dimension in the plan window.

Section elevation

It is used for section elevation in section and view windows. Only active in 2D drawing windows.

Angle dimension

Dimensions the angle between two objects.

Radius dimension

Dimensions entities drawn with a circle or arc and arc or circle axis in diameter or radius.

Section dimension group

Creates a section dimension group. It is active in section and view windows.

Section dimension

Creates a section dimension. It is active in section and view windows.

Include beams

Include beams in dimension.

Include slabs

Include slabs in section dimension.

Include details

Include door/window elements in section dimension.

Left side

Places the section dimension on the left.

Right side

Places the section dimension on the right.

Settings

When clicked, which dimension type is active (inner, outer, intersection etc.) opens the dimension settings dialog where the parameters related to that dimension are found.

Usage Steps

To create an outer dimension:

  • Click the Outur Dimension icon in the ribbon menu .

  • Select the objects to be dimensioned (such as wall, column) by clicking with the left mouse button.

  • Click the right mouse button.

  • Click on the wall you want the dimensioning to be parallel to with the left mouse button. Dimensioning will be made.

Usage step

Selecting the objects to be dimensioned (such as wall, column) with the left mouse button and finalizing the selection by clicking the right mouse button.

Determining which wall the dimensioning will be parallel to by clicking the mouse against that wall

Formation of the outer dimension

Location of Outer Dimension Settings Dialog

Outer Dimension Command Settings

You can access it by clicking the Settings icon in the dimension auxiliary toolbar that appears after the outer dimension command is run.

Outer Dimension Object Settings

Select the outer dimension that you want to enter its settings and click the Properties row from the menu that opens by clicking the right button of the mouse.

Dimension Settings - Dimension Settings Tab

Properties on the tab change as active or inactive according to the dimension type.

Specifications

Text section

The font height of the dimension is entered.

The distance of the dimension text from the objects is entered.

The distance of the dimension text to the dimension line is entered.

The position of the dimension text relative to the dimension line is selected.

When the button is clicked, the "Font Settings" dialog appears. Font of information text can be set here.

Distances section

Line displacement

The distance from the dimension lines to each other is determined.

The size of the cross separators is entered in the dimension lines.

Upper bracket size of the dimension line is entered.

The bottom marker size of the dimension line is entered.

How long the dimension line will continue after the left and right end reference points is entered.

The distance of the dimension line from the curved objects taken as reference by the bottom separator is entered.

Dimension style

Display type of dimension lines is selected.

Colors Section

Sets the color of the dimension text. When the color box is clicked, the appropriate color is selected from the window that opens.

Sets the color of the dimension lines. When the color box is clicked, the appropriate color is selected from the window that opens.

Sets the color of the dimension marker. When the color box is clicked, the appropriate color is selected from the window that opens.

Value scale

The actual length values ​​written on the dimensioning line are multiplied with the value written here and the value found at the result of multiplication is used as the measurement value. For example, the dimension line values ​​are 120, 200, 350. If 2 is written to the scale value, the lengths of 120, 200, 250 will be written as 240, 400, 700 in the dimensioning line.

Offset

If the "Connected to objectt" option is selected, the dimensioning line is drawn from the selected objects as far as the entered offset distance value. If the box is not checked, dimensioning is drawn on the line determined by clicking two points with the mouse in the drawing area.

Marker type

One of the two marker types that can be used in dimensioning is selected.

Dimension lines section

Total

It gives the total length of all lines.

Axis

It gives the dimensions of the axes corresponding to the dimensioning line.

Walls/Beams/Shearwalls

It shows the lengths of each wall/beam/shearwall part in the selected line.

Columns

Shows the lengths of the columns selected on the outer dimensioning line

Doors / Windows

Shows the distances between the middle points of the doors / windows placed on the walls on the selected line.

Extended properties section

Use columns on axis dimension

In external dimensioning, the axes are dimensioned and also the columns are dimensioned.

Use inner intersections

In the outer dimension, the wall-wall on the wall / beam / shearwall is measured, shearwall-shearwall or shearwall-beam on the shearwall, beam-beam or shearwall-shearwall intersections on the beam.

Write door/window height

On the dimensioning line, the door / window height value is also written on the door / window width measurement value.

Dimension Settings - Units Tab

Specifications

Basic units

One of the selections is activated by clicking the left mouse button on the job.

Meter : If checked, the unit of information text will be meters.
Centimeter : If checked, the unit of the callout will be centimeter.
Millimeter : If checked, the unit of callout will be millimeter.
Feet and fractional inches : If checked, the unit of callout is feet and fractional inches. The unit format is, for example, 15 '-10 3/4 ".
Feet and decimal-digit inches : If checked, the unit of callout is feet and decimal-digit inches. Unit format is, for example, 15' -10.7".
Decimal place fit: If checked, the unit of callout will be decimal place fit. The unit format is for example 15.89 '.
Fractional inch: If checked, callout unit will be fractional inch. The unit format is, for example, 1901/2 ".
Inch with decimal places : If checked, the unit of callout is inches with decimal places. The unit format is for example 190.7".

Digit count

It determines how many digits will be shown after the comma. The desired number is selected from the list. For example, if 2 is selected, units will be shown as two digits after the comma. If 0 is selected, units will not be shown after the comma.

Fractions

It determines the precision of the dimension to be made in fractional inch format. In the list, there are options with a sensitivity of 1/2, ¼, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/34. If "no fraction" is selected, units will appear without fractions.

Rounding interval

It determines the rounding range of the measurement to be made in meters, centimeters or millimeters. If No rounding is selected, the dimensioning is done at exact value. As the range gets larger, the dimensioning is rounded up to the selected range.

Show zero unit

If it is not checked, it does not show the zero and point on the left in dimensioning. For example, it measures 0.20 as 20. If marked, the value 0.20 is scaled as 0.20.

Small fraction text

When fractional inch format is selected, determines the fractional part to display in upper / lower case. If it is checked, the fraction is slightly above the integer and small, if not, the fraction is shown the same size next to the integer.

Show zero foot

Determines whether 0 is displayed in the 0-foot gauge (less than 1 foot gauge). For example, if it is not checked, it will show a measure of 0 '- 15 "as -15". If marked, it shows as 0'-15 ".

Show zero inch on 0-1 inch range

For example, a dimension inch with a value of 8'-0 1/6 "is in the range 0-1. If the option is not ticked, the value 8'-0 1/6" will be displayed as 8'-. In other words, inch values ​​in the 0-1 range will not be displayed.

Show absolute zero inch

Determines whether to show zero inches in the dimension value where inches is absolute zero. For example, a dimension of exactly 10 'will be displayed as 10'-0 "if this option is selected. If not checked, it will be displayed as 10" -.