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Overriding dimension text in Revit.

A - answer Revit 2009 allows to manually overwrite the automatic dimension value with another, descriptive text.

Overwriting a dimension value in Revit makes the geometry change - conforming to the newly entered value. This is a default behavior. If you need to specify a non-numeric value in the dimension text, or if you want to enter a "false" size value, you can use the new dimension editing function in Revit 2009 (and higher).

When you double-click on the dimension text, the "Dimension text" dialog is displayed. There you can enter the overrides - the text, prefix, postfix, etc.:

Dimension edit (Czech version shown)

Revit warns you if you try to overwrite the measured value with numeric value - only texts are expected:

Only texts

If you really want to enter a "false" value, enclose it in parentheses or prexix it with dashes.
Revit2009
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30.7.2008    13853x  
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applies to: Revit 2009 ·

See also:
Tip 10642:How to insert a vertical dimension to 3D in Revit?
Tip 10356:Beware of the option Disjoin when moving elements in Revit.
Tip 10138:Dimensioning a curve length or distance between two points on a curve.
Tip 8244:Revit plot/print is not to scale.
Tip 6129:Setting snaps (jumps) for inserted or drawn elements in Revit.


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