Dim offset


Dim offset

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  • Automatic movement of the dimension value that falls on the dimension lines


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    The application monitors all the created or edited dimensions and in case the dimensional text falls on dimensional lines, it moves the text aside!

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    When the plugin is started, the status control window opens.:


    When checking the box Automatic displacement of dimension text on dimension creation tracking of all created dimensions is included, and if the dimension text falls on the dimension lines, the text will be moved to the side.

    If you are working in Revit 2017-2020, then before running the "Reload Latest" command on the "Collaborate" tab, you must disable the plugin, as the offset of the dimension text will be applied to the dimensions obtained from the loaded changes!

    When checking the box Automatic displacement of dimension text on dimension modify tracking of all dimensions existing in the document is included, and if editing a dimension (for example, adding new dimension lines) dimension text falls on dimension lines, the text will be moved to the side.


    The direction of the offset relative to the dimension line - direction of text offset downwards or upwards relative to the dimensional line. The offset vector is defined relative to the dimension line vector, which in most cases is directed from left to right. If the dimension line vector is directed from right to left, the text will be offset in the opposite order.

    Text width factor - used when calculating the width of dimensional text and determining whether text should be shifted if the programmatically calculated width differs from the width of text drawn by Revit.

    If possible, move dimensional text down rather than to the side - if an offset is required for the text of a dimension chain segment and the offset can be performed towards the adjacent segment, then the text will be moved not only to the side, but also down:


    The state of the plugin is remembered in the settings and the next time you start Revit, the automatic tracking of the dimensions created is turned on/off.

  • Change history for

    2023 Year

    Revit: Dim offset (18.09.2023)

    Retrieve view properties from the parent view of the dimension instead of the current active view.

    Revit: Dim offset (23.05.2023)

    Increased horizontal text offset value for the middle segments of the dimensional chain.

    Revit: Dim offset (18.05.2023)

    Changed formulas for calculating the horizontal offset of dimensional text.

    Revit: Dim offset (06.05.2023)

    When calculating free space in an adjacent segment, a two character margin is added to the length of the segment string value.
    The vertical offset is now calculated using the formula "2 text heights + text indent".

    Revit: Dim offset (23.04.2023)

    Excluding from processing dimensions that are in an attached detail groups.

    2022 Year

    Revit: Dim offset (04.12.2022)

    Ignoring some errors.

    Revit: Dim offset (28.11.2022)

    Added dimension processing in families.
    Removed plugin loading through manifest file.
    Changed icons.
    Added command access settings on the ribbon.

    Revit: Dim offset (19.09.2022)

    Handling cases where dimension segments get the wrong order, leading to the text being moved out in the opposite direction.

    Revit: Dim offset (14.09.2022)

    Added a text width factor to take into account when calculating the width of dimensional text and determining whether text offsets are necessary.

    Revit: Dim offset (13.05.2022)

    Use a simple variant of determining the length of the text, if it was not possible to measure the length of the characters of the font.

    Revit: Dim offset (23.04.2022)

    Improved algorithm for determining the length of dimensional text.
    Added accounting for dimensional text override.

    Revit: Dim offset (16.02.2022)

    Correct offset of the rightmost segment.

    Revit: Dim offset (08.02.2022)

    New implementation of algorithms.
    Added possibility to specify the offset direction relative to dimensional line.

    2021 Year

    Revit: Dim offset (24.08.2021)

    Added ignoring the color profile of the system when loading icons from plugin resources.

    Revit: Dim offset (11.08.2021)

    When calculating the text length, the size value is now used, taking into account the unit format set in the dimension type.

    Revit: Dim offset (04.07.2021)

    Added a separate button on the ribbon that calls the command to restore the text position at the selected dimensions.
    Fixed some bugs in the text offset algorithms.

    Revit: Dim offset (15.02.2021)

    A small icon has been added to the button on the ribbon to be able to add a button to the quick launch bar.

    Revit: Dim offset (18.01.2021)

    For Revit 2017-2020: a note about using the "Reload Latest" command has been added to the plugin window.
    For Revit 2021: added disabling of the plugin when using the "Reload Latest" command.

    2020 Year

    Revit: Dim offset (12.04.2020)

    Minor bugs fixed.

    Revit: Dim offset (11.04.2020)

    An additional warning was added when the “Automatic displacement of dimension text on dimension modify” checkbox was checked..
    A new option has been added: “If possible, move dimensional text down rather than to the side”.
    Improved algorithm for displacement dimensional text with a large number of dimensional segments.

    Revit: Dim offset (07.01.2020)

    The maximum value of the coefficient of displacement increased from 1.0 to 2.0.

    2019 Year

    Revit: Dim offset (19.08.2019)

    Fixed the error “Unexpected tab”.

    Revit: Dim offset (21.07.2019)

    Added a warning about the offset of the dimension text when editing.
    Added the ability to perform text offset to selected dimensions.
    Added the ability to restore the position of the dimension text for the selected dimensions.
    Excluded Spot Dimensions and the dimensions with the property "Equality Display" equal "Equality Formula».

    Revit: Dim offset (19.02.2019)

    Added context help call when pressing F1 on buttons in the ribbon.

    2018 Year

    Revit: Dim offset (11.12.2018)

    Disabling automatic dimensions offset when synchronizing with the Central model.

    Revit: Dim offset (21.10.2018)

    Removed auto offset before first power up.
    ModPlusStyle styling.

    Revit: Dim offset (29.03.2018)

    Improved algorithms for determining the new position for offset dimension values.

    Revit: Dim offset (18.03.2018)

    Fixed error when trying to move a dimension value for a dimension whose value offset is not possible.

    2017 Year

    Revit: Dim offset (07.12.2017)

    Some bugs fixed.
    Removed additional verification of text position added in version, because the solution was wrong.

    Revit: Dim offset (02.12.2017)

    Added additional verification of the position of the text, allowing more flexibility to work with the existing size with the enabled tracking mode for existing sizes.

    Revit: Dim offset (29.11.2017)

    Fixed bug when creating dimensions like "Diameter" and "Radius".
    Added an offset of the dimensional value to the side, not down, if there is enough space on the adjacent size in the chain.
    Added the ability (enabled/disabled in the settings window) to shift the dimensional value when editing an existing size.
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