Building dimensioning on a floor plan requires several continuous dimension lines to locate exterior walls, wall joints, interior walls, windows, doors, and other elements.
Exterior walls of a building are dimensioned outside the floor plan.
Typically the outermost dimension line is the overall building dimension.
The next dimension line, moving toward the exterior walls, indicates wall locations and centerlines to doors and windows. Other details in the plan are located on a third or fourth dimension line. This hierarchy allows to quickly locate major framing elements and minor details by referring to the appropriate dimension line.
In Archline.XP it is possible to create and save custom complex wall dimensioning styles.
It is possible to set which dimension line should be created:
- Interior walls dimensions
- Interior walls with opening width
- Interior walls with opening axes distances
- Exterior walls with opening width
- Exterior walls with opening axes distances
- Exterior walls corner points
- Exterior walls overall dimension
Dimension doors and windows: you can measure the parapet height, the width and height with out without frame, reveal, built-in details.
When you set up the dimension lines then you still can reorder the dimensions by moving up or down the dimensions to specify in the correct order.