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    Dimension Formating

    I'm going through some shop drawings and the dimensions are formatted as: 24-00-08 which I have never seen.
    1. Does anyone know what the third digit grouping is? I know it is for fractions but I'm stumped as to how it converts. In the above example 24-00-08 = 24'-0 1/2"
    2. Is there a way to get Revit to display in that format? I've gone through the options and it doesn't look like it but I could be missing something.



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    1/16" tolerance?

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    Do you have a screenshot?

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    I finally managed to get in touch with the panel supplier - they are 1/16" dims. Apparently it is pretty typical in their area

    Would make reviewing the shops a lot easier if I could get Revit to display that but it doesn't look like I can

    At least I learned something new!
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    Seriously, what is wrong with regular dimensions. It's like they sat down and said. "How can we make this just a little more complicated?"

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    That's typical for manufactured wood trusses, too. Feet - Inches - x /16"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pivoarch View Post
    Seriously, what is wrong with regular dimensions. It's like they sat down and said. "How can we make this just a little more complicated?"
    I got a set of misc steel shop dwgs a few weeks ago on a project with dims like that. I took one look at that dimension style and dumped them in the trash can in the sky...I still don't understand what they mean. 06-03-08 is 6'-3 3/8"? If so what is 06-08-08? Or am I totally off base?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pivoarch View Post
    It's like they sat down and said. "How can we make this just a little more complicated?"
    No, that would entail one unit having 12 divisions but another having 16.

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    There is actually a decent amount of logic behind it. Right now, im working on a new partition type sheet for an office, and its actually pretty frustrating to me that things are listed as 1/2, or 3/4, or 5/8. You put two layers of 5/8" together, and its 10/8, or 1 1/4, or 1 2/8. But a lot of fols get tripped up doing all the math in their head, when if we left them all at the least COMMON denominator (8 in my example, 16 in the shop drawings examples), the system would suck a lot less.

    Im seriously half tempted to leave my entire partition sheet in 1/8" increments, and to list 1/2" plywood as 4/8" plywood.

    In that regard, i rather like that system shown above. When im adding fractions on paper, i list them out in three columns like that. So it sort of makes sense.

    06-03-08 should be 6'-3 1/2 (08/16). 06-08-08 should be 6'-8 1/2". I like it.

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    They should just write everything in inches. 120-08, 128-010... cuz you know all tape measures are in inches and then you count the little lines till you reach the 2nd number. Duh!!!

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