TextPosition Property

The position of the dimension text's drag point.

Namespace: Autodesk.Revit.DB
Assembly: RevitAPI (in RevitAPI.dll) Version: (17.0.484.0)
Since: 2015 Subscription Update


public XYZ TextPosition { get; set; }
Visual Basic
Public Property TextPosition As XYZ
Visual C++
property XYZ^ TextPosition {
	XYZ^ get ();
	void set (XYZ^ value);


This property is not applicable to all dimensions. For example, it is not available for spot dimensions, dimensions using equality formula, and when dimension style is ordinate.

If the position is not applicable, this property returns NULL and will not allow setting a value.


Copy C#
      // Get the current text XYZ position
XYZ currentTextPosition = currentSegment.TextPosition;
// Calculate a new XYZ position by transforming the current text position
XYZ newTextPosition = Transform.CreateTranslation(new XYZ(0, 1, 0)).OfPoint(currentTextPosition);
// Set the new text position for the segment's text
currentSegment.TextPosition = newTextPosition;


Exception Condition
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions ApplicationException Thrown when the dimension text is unavailable.
Autodesk.Revit.Exceptions InvalidOperationException Thrown when:
  • The dimension text is a SpotElevation
  • When using equality formula.
  • When dimension style is ordinate.

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