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#219651
I too struggled with this, but the work around is really quick.
I place the level dimensions, gravitating to the mesh. At this point they are referencing the project zero.
Using Find & Select, I select all level dimensions.
Then, add to the selection a level dimension text box, (shift click)
(this changes the info box settings to "level dimension text settings")
Change text from "measured value" to custom and use the "altitude" autotext. All level dimensions will change.
#220630
Voted essential.
I'd also like to add the ability to choose the altitude from sea level as the readings on the Elevation and Section Story lines (is there a workaround already??). These days more councils are requiring drawings to be submitted with levels to AHD (Australian Height Datum - ie. height above Sea Level)
#220632
dv_chris wrote:I'd also like to add the ability to choose the altitude from sea level as the readings on the Elevation and Section Story lines (is there a workaround already??).


The Built-In Story Marker has this.

David
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#220644
Arrrgh. Thanks David. I never dreamed switching to Story Marker AUS 17 would be a BACKWARDS step!? That's my reward for wanting to set up a template with the newest possible settings. Sheesh.
#257532
Keyvin P wrote:I too struggled with this, but the work around is really quick.
I place the level dimensions, gravitating to the mesh. At this point they are referencing the project zero.
Using Find & Select, I select all level dimensions.
Then, add to the selection a level dimension text box, (shift click)
(this changes the info box settings to "level dimension text settings")
Change text from "measured value" to custom and use the "altitude" autotext. All level dimensions will change.


Why this is still unresolved???

Keyvin P: I'm trying to do what you have suggested but I can't...
#279348
Keyvin P wrote:I too struggled with this, but the work around is really quick.
I place the level dimensions, gravitating to the mesh. At this point they are referencing the project zero.
Using Find & Select, I select all level dimensions.
Then, add to the selection a level dimension text box, (shift click)
(this changes the info box settings to "level dimension text settings")
Change text from "measured value" to custom and use the "altitude" autotext. All level dimensions will change.


If only that worked... it would be a decent enough solution...
#279349
Lingwisyer wrote:
Keyvin P wrote:I too struggled with this, but the work around is really quick.
I place the level dimensions, gravitating to the mesh. At this point they are referencing the project zero.
Using Find & Select, I select all level dimensions.
Then, add to the selection a level dimension text box, (shift click)
(this changes the info box settings to "level dimension text settings")
Change text from "measured value" to custom and use the "altitude" autotext. All level dimensions will change.


If only that worked... it would be a decent enough solution...


It does work.
Make sure you follow all the steps.
Select all the dimensions and then select one of the texts as well, so you get the text editing box.
Make your changes and all selected dimensions will change.

You still can't set the default for future dimensions which is the problem.

Barry.
#279400
Selecting a Level Dimension Text Box after selecting Levels doesn't change the dialog to the text one for me... As long as I have a Level Dimension node selected it gives me the Level Dimension Selection Settings...


Ling.
#279402
As soon as you SHIFT-click to select the text the info box should change to the text options.

Barry.
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