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Reverse lookup for tags (interrior elevation)

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01-16-2013 08:12 AM

We inherited a set of drawings, and there's an elevation we cannot find its reference tag on the plans.  I need to figure out which floor plan sheet the elevation tag was placed. Is there a way I can reverse lookup from the elevation view/ elevation sheet?  I tried "find referring view" but it did not seem to yield the results I need.



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Re: Reverse lookup for tags (interrior elevation)

01-17-2013 10:35 AM in reply to: suenhm

After placing an elevation into the project, the elevation tag should display in all plan views that are visible from the elevation (regardless of which view it was originally placed into) i.e. if the elevation crop includes Levels 2-6, then the elevation tag should be visible in plan views associated with those levels.


If you are not seeing the elevation tag in plan views (associated with levels seen within the elevation), it may have been hidden. Try going through the following steps to find it:

  1. Open Revit.
  2. Open the project.
  3. Open the elevation view.
  4. Find a level within the elevation view.
  5. Find a plan view which is associated with the level you found in the elevation view.
  6. Open the plan view (that is associated with the level visible in the elevation view).
  7. Tile the windows (View -> Windows -> Tile Windows).
  8. In the plan view, click the Reveal Hidden Elements command (on the view control bar).
  9. In the elevation view, select the crop boundary.
  10. In the plan view, check if the Unhide Element or Unhide Category commands are available (on the Modify Ribbon Tab -> Reveal Hidden Elements Ribbon Panel), and if available select the command to unhide the tag.


If tag is not showing up after going through the steps above, you could try isolating it (in the plan view), and also check if there is a visibility graphic override, view filter, or phase filter that would prevent the tag from displaying.

Lance Coffey
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Re: Reverse lookup for tags (interrior elevation)

01-21-2013 01:58 PM in reply to: Lance.Coffey




Thank you for the reply, however, the issue I am trying to address is not finding the elevation tag in the plan view;  but instead I need to find out if the tag was placed on the previously issued contract drawings. 


Here's what I am tackling:

One of the contractors is arguing that the elevation is not part of his scope because the reference tag for that particular elevation is not placed in the contract drawing. 


Currently, the elevation tag element is hidden on the architectural floor plan, however, it may be visible in other floor plan sheets (e.g. interior finish plan, room enlarged plan, etc)


Instead of flipping through the entire drawing set, I am hoping I can run a schedule/report that would give me a list of all the reference tags placed in the rvt file, and verify if the elevation tag was placed in any of the contract drawings.


Please let me know if there is anyway I can verify whether the tag was part of the contract drawings. Thank you very much for your help.

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Re: Reverse lookup for tags (interrior elevation)

01-22-2013 05:45 PM in reply to: suenhm

I am not aware of a schedule that would report on the visibility state of an elevation tag with respect to each view in the project.


Note: When you say you want a "list of all the reference tags placed in the rvt file," each elevation view (reference tag) is only placed into the RVT file once. The visibility of this tag within each view will be determined by many other factors.

While researching this, I found the following blog posting that lists 33 different things to check to determine why a particular element is not visible within a view:

Lance Coffey

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