In a single family house with wood wall & sloped roof framing, why won't Revit dimension to the intersection of bottom of rafter to inside face of wall, which is the top of plate? This has been a problem for me since I started using Revit.
One issue I found was if my roof assmebly contained a finsihed ceiling, it wouldn't dimension to the plate, it would dimension to the intersection of drywall. So I eliminated the interior finish from my roof, and modeled a ceiling separately. That works sometimes, most times Revit still won't dimension the plate, just the drywall intersection.
I have my roofs modeled to "extend to wall core" and set to "rafter". I have "attached" the wall to the roof.
Another work-around is I have to unjoin the wall, and then Revit will dimension that plate. THEN I have to go back and re-join the wall of all of the other elements I just unjoined it from.
Any advice? Thanks much. mpp
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Your message contains some sentences that indicate that Revit is supposed to dimension by itself. I thought the user was the one in charge of deciding where a dimension should be drawn or not, not the software.
As you know, Alfred, unlike ACAD, Revit only dimensions to specific points. ACAD doesn't care whether or not your dimension is actually on the point or not, it'll place the dimension. Revit simply will not place a dimension for me. It will not allow me to pick the point I want, in this case the top of wall plate.
It happens to me a lot. It doesn't like something I did making the building model, and won't pick up a point that I want dimensioned. Instead of a 10 second task, it turns into 15 minutes of frustration trying to trouble shoot the issue, then fixing it, and then putting everything back together again.
I take it from your comment that yuo do not have this problem. Have you seen this issuebefore, and do you have any advice? Thanks much. mpp
You can try to do two things :
Use Aligned Dimensions
I think these can help you...
Hi Constantin. Thanks much for the suggestions.
I had all of those settings coverd, and unfortuneatley for me I wasn't able to address my issue.
btw, I'm referring to dimensions, not temp dims. When I set a dimension to a wall plate, I first select the level and then try to select the top of wall. That's where Revit will not let me select the top of wall - only the intersection of GWB at the ceilign and wall.
To dimension the top of wall, I have to unjoin the wall - which unjoins it from EVERYTHING - set then dimension, and then join the wall back to all of the things it was joined to.
I take it from your comment that you do not have this problem. Have you seen this issue before, and do you have any advice? Thanks much. mpp
Well, no, I don't have any problems with dimensions. Some things are differnet if you compare dimensions between Revit and AutoCAD (2D), but that's is understandable. Different programs, different rules.
Would it be possible for you to send a piece of your model (wall and roof) and detail pic that exactly shows the point/ level you're not able to dimension to. In the meantime you can draw a ref.plane trough the point you want to dimension to and dimension to that plane.
Exactly. I was coming to this thread to request exactly that. An image or a file, that helps us understand the issue.
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