Dimensions and Arrowheads Management

Analyze, rename, merge or delete unused Revit dimension styles or arrowhead types found within Revit projects or template files with Ideate StyleManager.

Dimension Styles

Dimension styles are used primarily by dimension elements to define the font, arrows, and unit formats. Dimension styles are also used by multi-rebar annotation and constraint elements. Use Ideate StyleManager to merge unapproved dimension styles into your company or client standards. 

Understanding Duplicate Dimension Styles

A duplicate dimension style is one that has all the same properties, from graphics through units. These duplicates are flagged with a color to make it more obvious that there is a duplicate. When the ‘Isolate Duplicates’ filter is checked, these dimension styles will be grouped together to make the review process easier.

Tips for Dimension Styles

  1. You can use the Type drop-down to isolate the styles within their respective types: angular, diameter, linear, and radial. This is useful because merging across these two types is prohibited by Revit. 

  2. Review the Style Info area to learn which dimension styles use the unit standards established within Revit’s Project Units.

  3. Dimension styles defined within a family do not impact the project-based dimension styles. Auditing the use of dimensions styles should therefore be limited to project and template files.

    Related Topic: Arrowhead Types

Arrowhead Types

Arrowhead types are used primarily by dimension elements to define the graphic behavior at the end of leader or dimension line. Arrowhead types are also used within stair paths, tags, and other elements such as structural loads. Use Ideate StyleManager to standardize the look and feel of your projects.

Understanding Duplicate Arrowhead Types

A duplicate arrowhead type is one that has all the same type properties including but not limited to the arrow style and tick size. These duplicates are flagged with a color to make it more obvious that there is a duplicate. When the ‘Isolate Duplicates’ filter is checked, these arrowhead types will be grouped together to make the review process easier.

Tips for Arrowhead Types

  1. Because arrowheads are used primarily by dimension styles, it is recommended to first use Ideate StyleManager to cleanup dimension styles before reviewing arrowhead types.

  2. Arrowhead types defined within a family do not impact the project-based arrowhead types. Auditing the use of arrowhead types should therefore be limited to project and template files.

Related Topic: Known Issues — Arrowhead Types

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