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dimensionCheck is a command that allows the user to check selected categories in the active view and (optionally) all sub-views and find which elements are not dimensioned. It is designed primarily to be a quality control check assistant for dimension plans.

Starting the Command

dimensionCheck ButtonTo start checking dimensions you will need the dimensionCheck UI open. To open the UI simply click the 'Dimension Palette' button which is located on the workFlow panel of the Revolution Design tab. This button toggles the UI on and off so if the UI is visible it can also be used to hide the UI.

dimensionCheck Interface

dimensionCheck allows two interface styles; palette and dockable pane. The palette interface is a floating palette that can be expanded and collapsed and flipped from one side to the other. The dockable pane cannot be collapsed but can be docked directly into the Revit UI as well as tabbed with the project browser, properties palette, etc. The palette remembers its size, position, and flip orientation from session to session.

The diagram below shows the dimensionCheck dockable pane and it's basic functions (see below for additional detail:

dimensionCheck palette

Settings Region

The settings region of the dimensionCheck UI contains commonly used/changed settings. This section is collapsible for additional screen real estate when desired.

The primary settings are as follows:

Analysis Region

The analysis region will be updated dynamically as you work on a model to show either a simple piece of text stating that no undimensioned elements were found or a list of elements in the selected categories that have not been dimensioned.

dimensionCheck Settings

The main settings dialog can be accessed by clicking Settings->dimensionCheck on the workFlow ribbon panel or by clicking the settings button on the dimensionCheck UI.

Category Settings

For new installations, the UI lists a default set of categories that represent a broad range of categories that can be dimensioned in Revit. However, many offices will probably never need to check dimensions for all of these categories. Because of this, the list of available categories can be customized in the main settings dialog.

From the 'Category Settings' tab of the settings dialog, simply select the 'Primary' check box for each category that should always be visible and then press 'Done'. You can also revert to default categories by pressing the 'Set to Default' button.

This setting will persist from session to session, so setting this once will cause only relevant categories to be displayed until the setting is changed again.

dimensionCheck Category Settings

User Interface

The User Interface tab of the dimensionCheck settings dialog allows selection of the type of UI that you would like dimensionCheck presented as. There are three settings available:

  1. Interface Style - Select if you would like the UI presented in a floating, collapsible palette or a Revit dockable pane. The dockable pane is not collapsible but it can be docked into the Revit UI and tabbed behind standard Revit panes like the project browser.
  2. Initial Dock Position - For dockable panes, select the docking location at startup. The pane can be moved later, but this setting controls where it appears when it is first displayed.
  3. Initial Tab Position - For dockable panes, if the initial dock position is set to 'Tabbed' this settings controls the standard Revit window that the pane is tabbed with at startup.


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