That's what I do (1). In actuality, I pull the stick on both the engine and transmission in the morning before starting the engine. Overnight the oil had settled and there's no need to wipe the stick and reinserting it.
While I'm not familiar with your particular ZF transmission, some other manufacturers want the engine idling when checking transmission fluid level. I've never seen a ZF transmission that required that.
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