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How do I change the sheet size for the Zoom to Sheet Size command (ZS)

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02-21-2012 02:17 AM

(As posted on the RevitCity Forum)

We are trialling Revit for the first time and have made good progress in modelling a building we have already designed.


We have set up an A1 title sheet to match our existing one and have successfully printed at A3 by using the Centre option with zoom 50%.

However when the zoom sheet size icon is selected the view zooms to an A4 Landscape view and I would rather it zoomed to the extents of the A1 frame but I haven't been able to redefine the sheet settings. Can anyone tell where I can find these settings?


I have opened all Metric Title block families from A0 to A4 and they all appear to zoom to an A4 Landscape extent. Amusingly the A4 Metric Title block is Portrait.

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Re: How do I change the sheet size for the Zoom to Sheet Size command (ZS)

02-21-2012 04:59 AM in reply to: Foggo

Well - lets start with what the ZS command really does. This will zoom the current view to what the view will look like when it is printed. It is not set to a specific sheet size (at lease to my current knowledge)

You can be zoomed in close to a view that is set at 1/8" scale but you are close enough to see every line of detail in the view. When you place this view on a sheet it will be considerable smaller and you will not see that same amount of detail and probably those lines will become thick black lines as they overlap. 

The zoom to sheet size allows you to see the view how it print without have to actually print it and be able to change the detail level and clean it up prior to printing.


Now if your sheet views are not showing up correctly - I would look at the titleblock and make sure it is drawn full size and set up properly - landscape or portrait.


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