Element Dimensioning Configuration


Before you start working with the Quick Dimensions tool there should be configuration created. Your changes can be saved to current configurations, saved as a set of new configurations, renamed or deleted.


  • Show Categories – select the categories that will be give you certain Category Names.

  • Category Name – the list of categories that can be selected for dimensioning configuration:

Auto Dimension – the checkbox indicates what categories will be included in the configuration.

On Outer Faces – dimensions will be placed on the outer faces of the element.

Center Line – dimensions will be placed on the center line of the element.


Find all Elements in Level by Location Line (for Section Views) – if a checkbox is ticked, then all element categories that are created in level will be included in dimensioning. If the check box is unticked, then those elements will be included that are located on the user defined line. This function is created only for section views.

Insert Dimensions

Insert Dimensions – inserts dimensions according to defined configuration in Element Dimensioning Configuration. This function can be selected from the configuration dialog as well.

Firstly, the dimension location point should be selected. This point also shows the beginning of the dimension chain. Then the last element in the chain should be selected.

If “On Outer Faces” checkbox is ticked, then dimensions (with “Insert Dimension”) will be added regarding geometry how it is displayed in Fine detail level.

Dimensions (with “Insert Dimension”) are added on the outer faces of cable trays and pipes in the section view with Course detail level.

Dimensions (with “Insert Dimension”) are added on the outer faces of cable trays and pipes in the section view with Fine detail level.

Dimension Levels


This feature creates one dimension chain between all levels. By selecting the feature, your first click indicates the location point of a dimension. Then you have to click on any level line and the dimension chain will appear. Be aware, that hiding level lines will split the chain and hide certain dimensions for of a chain.