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What's your opinion about this wish?

Essential (5)
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Important (4)
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Average (3)
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#142232
Can we please-please have the option to choose to reference the level dimension to a reference level other than project zero BEFORE we place the marker on plan?

I know there's a work around to change the dimension text after the level dimension has been placed but I would like to see it as an option to be selected in the tool's settings PRIOR to placing the level dim on plan...

I don't understand why it is not there already, the option is available on the (normal) dimension tool when one chooses the 'elevation dimension' then one can choose 'dimension origin'... so why is it not there on the Level Dimension tool is really beyond me!
#142248
I wanted to say that you should switch to 1st Reference Level in the Project Preferences Dialog but then I tried and it indeed always references the Project Zero.
So I voted essential, and I say this should work like this for Elevation Dimensions in Sections/Elevations, too, not only Level Dimensions.
#142277
Thanks Lazlo

If I understand you correctly, the Elevation dimension strings on section/elevations already work this way... it is just the Level Dimension tool (which only works on plans) that does not have this ability to choose to which ref level you want it to dim to...
#142280
xristina wrote:Thanks Lazlo

If I understand you correctly, the Elevation dimension strings on section/elevations already work this way... it is just the Level Dimension tool (which only works on plans) that does not have this ability to choose to which ref level you want it to dim to...


You are right, my bad. Have not checked it.
#149667
You can set the level dimension relative to one of the reference levels. AFTER you place it, select it and pick the AUTOTEXT option (instead of Measured Value or Custom Text), This will give you the option to select the reference level you want.
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#216874
Just bumping this old post to maybe get more response.
Most definitely a need to be able to adjust the custom text before placing a level dimension (or any dimension come to that).
We can't even save the custom text as a favourite which would be a work-around.
Barry.