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How to insert a vertical dimension to 3D in Revit?

A - answer You can dimension Revit constructions also in 3D views, horizontal dimensions can be inserted as easy as in plan views.

There is a small problem when you decide to add vertical dimensions in this 3D view - e.g. wall heights. This is caused by the reference plane being set by default to the horizontal position/orientation.

But you can just use the Architecture ribbon and the Work Plane tab to start the Set Work Plane tool.

A dialog box for setting a work plane will be launched.

Select the second option - Pick a plane and choose any vertical edge in your model, in this case a wall edge.

After you have set a new work plane this way, you can now insert also vertical dimensions to your 3D view.

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See also:
Tip 11494:Entering decimal values using fractions in CAD applications.
Tip 11377:Annotating foundations - when they are created as walls.
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.

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