I'm trying to create a signed digital stamp to use as a parameter in our sheet families and am not sure of the best way to go about this. Traditionally, I would attach a jpg on each project for each individual sheet (which gets tedious), but we have a stamp family for our MEP consultants with signatures on them (a signature type font that's basically a spline), so I'm wondering how they might have created them.
Can I import a signed Auto CAD stamp and convert it to lines somehow and Revit takes it from there? (I believe our architect has one of those.) Or would I have to make signature lines and try and closely match his signature--put in extra effort, but it'll at least be in our library?
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While I'm at it, can I add a parameter to the date on the signature and on the disclaimer to change as the date of the drawings change? Would I have to make a piece of text (and separate line of text) for every date of the year? Or is Revit intelligent enough to put a timestamp on it if I select that as an instance parameter?
If you have the stamp family, with the signatures, you should be able to open the family to see how it is setup.
I have seen users import a signature DWG into a title block, which is then used for sheets.
Regarding a date parameter, you can place a label into a title block family, and use the Revision Date (or Date/Time Stamp) parameter. However, I am not clear why you would want the date on a signature to automatically update (as the project is updated).
The other stamp families have a perfectly-matched signature that's just spline linework. I don't know how that was created and was hoping it wasn't by hand, but perhaps an exploded CAD file?
I just want the date consistent with the date of final printing and I want it consistent, so a timestamp probably wouldn't be the best solution in the case of reissuing sheets with revisions.
I haven't seen a Revit command that would take a signature image, and convert it to (spline) linework. Although, you could do that by hand.
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