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Dimension to Nearest

The 'Dimension to Nearest' functionality works differently than other measuring tabs. It searches for elements around the element being measured.
There are two columns: one for the horizontal dimension, the other for the vertical. There are similar options in each of them:
Measure Width/Position - check it if you want to get horizontal/vertical dimension
Measure - this is the point of the measured element to which dimensions will snap. There are different options to choose from.
Search Nearest - this is the direction in which you want to search for the nearest elements. Nearest elements are the Categories you select below - Walls, Floors, etc. Options are:
  • Nearest - will place a dimension on the side that is the closest to the measured categories
  • On Both Sides - will place dimensions to both sides
  • On Left - dimensions will be on the left side
  • On Right - dimensions will be on the right side
Filter Nearest - choose the orientation of nearest elements to measure to.
Nearest Reference:
  • Side - refers to the nearest side of the element, for example, it will measure to the nearest side of a wall.
  • Center - refers to the center of the nearest element.
Measure to Elements - select categories that you want the tool to search for. If walls and grids are selected, the tool will measure the one that is closer to the measured element.
Search Distance - here you can limit the searching distance to the nearest elements.
Examples of To Nearest Element:
  • Fire Sprinklers in the plan view
  • Wall openings in the plan view
  • Columns in plan view
  • Foundations in plan view
  • Wall openings in the Section view
Last modified 8mo ago