Tame the Dimension Line Preview!


Dimensioning Linear elements in ARCHICAD is very simple.  However, the feedback given by the Dimension Line Preview can appear a bit wild sometimes - so it is important to understand what is happening!

Let's start with the basics and begin with choosing the correct Geometry Method:

Three types are available:

  • Any Direction and X-Y Only (grouped)

  • Arc Length

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