Documenting dimensions

A dimensioning to the topography can be helpful for the documentation of trenches, ducts and cable sections with their respective point elements, such as fittings or closures.

These dimensions are differentiated into aligned and orthogonal dimension. For each dimension, the lines, points and labels are managed in their own feature classes.

Aligned dimensioning

Aligned dimensioning is used to document simple distances. An aligned dimensioning is created by the Industry Model Explorer.

Creating an aligned dimensioning

1. Start the aligned dimensioning in the Industry Model Explorer > Dimensioning > Aligned dimensioning > Aligned termination.

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2. Select the start point of the dimensioning. Pay attention to the object snap.

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3. Select the end point for the dimensioning. Pay attention to the object snap.

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4. Result: one point has been dimensioned.

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Orthogonal dimensioning

Orthogonal dimensioning is used to dimension multiple objects on a line. An orthogonal dimensioning is created by the Industry Model Explorer.

Creating an orthogonal dimensioning

1. Start the orthogonal dimensioning in the Industry Model Explorer > Dimensioning > Orthogonal dimensioning > Orthogonal termination.

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2. Select the starting point of the abscissa. Pay attention to the object snap.

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3. Select the end point of the abscissa. Pay attention to the object snap.

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4. Select the points to be dimensioned as offset points. Pay attention to the object snap.

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5. Result: A trench has been dimensioned orthogonally on a building front.

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