I have been trying to learn how to do the "work-around" for door legends in revit that allow you to create a smart-tag for the door type mark. It's sort of like fooling Revit into allowing me to create a door tag for legends by making it think it is a material tag. http://www.aecbytes.com/tipsandtricks/2009/issue44
If so, please share! I'm pretty frustrated that I can't create a legend for my door types that is smart (the way Revit is supposed to be.) -Thanks... -Anne
(By the way, the link you have provided is broken)
The Legend feature has its limitations for door legends. However, several alternatives of solution have been mentioned. Here are some of them:
- Putting sample door elements f each type in a phase that is not used for anything else. Then, making views of those doors, which allows you to tag the door, put section marks, etc.
- Using assemblies and assembly sheets
- Using individual views where only the sample doors are visible.
- Using third party applications such as Dynamic Legends.
For details about this, you may want to read this blog article by my friend Martijn de Riet:
Thanks, I am going to download a trial version of the Dynamic Legend add-in. I don't care for the phasing or design option methods because then when we send out our model to our consultants they tend to turn on all parts of the project and it gets sloppy. I haven't used assemblies yet, and we usually work on larger projects so I'm not sure how well it would work for us. Thanks for your fast response. I think that fixing the limitations on Legends should be a top priority for Revit software. Otherwise, they should just completely scrap it and forget that it ever existed.
Dear Revit software engineers - THIS is the information that accompanies a door schedule in just about EVERY major architectural bid package. (See attachment) All I want to do is tag my door type mark in my legend. That's it!