Background Mask for Dimensions in Revit

In Autodesk Revit dimensions are controlled per type (similar to style in AutoCAD). Therefore you cannot assign Background Mast to individual dimensions strings. You will need to create a separate Dimension Type which will have Backgrounds mask assigned to it. To do this:

  • Highlight the dimension and under Properties Click “Edit Type”.
  • In Type Properties click Duplicate and create copy of your current Text Styles, just append some identifier in the name – e.g. Masked.
  • Under Text, Set Text Background to be Opaque (set it to be Translucent if you  wish to remove background mask).