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Introducing Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011 by Beau Turner, Patrick Davis, Charlie Busa, Stephen Stafford

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Chapter 4. Constraints and Dimensions

Autodesk Revit provides a unique method of embedding your design intent in the form of locks and constraints with dimensions. In this chapter, you will become acquainted with dimensions, the use of constraints on objects within your design, and the flexible relationship that these offer for changes that will take place in your project. This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Temporary dimensions

  • Permanent dimensions

  • Equality constraint and lock

  • Spot dimensions

  • Units

Temporary Dimensions

Dimensions are annotation elements within the project that convey the distance or angle between elements or parts of elements in the model. The dimensions are bidirectional annotations that behave like a tag for the distance and ...

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