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carriehall42
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Should be simple...Revit Text

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09-14-2011 12:26 PM

I have a plain text box on my sheet with individual numbers going down the side. Each time I edit the text I have to re-align the numbers because for some reason the width of the text box changes. Any way to fix this? or do you have a better way to do this? I have tried pinning the text but then I can't edit it.

 

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Re: Should be simple...Revit Text

09-14-2011 12:47 PM in reply to: carriehall42

I have encountered this exact same issue. It seem as though an invisible margin on the right side of the text box repositions based upon the current zoom - absolutely ridiculous. I take steps whenever possible to avoid using these flawed text boxes. I used a keyed schedule to do General Notes and such, and that looks perfect. Well, perfect for Revit. But the note blocks that exist on every sheet are a problem. I use a method to kind of regulate this - every time after the text is edited, I zoom extents on the sheet, click into the text box again to activate it, and then click off of it. This at least keeps it somewhat consistent...

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Re: Should be simple...Revit Text

09-14-2011 12:51 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

Keyed schedules sound great, but they don't work for me. When I do Keyed Notes, the number needs to have some shape (circle or octogon) around it. I do like your idea of doing a zoom extents at the end to put the text where it needs to be.

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Re: Should be simple...Revit Text

09-14-2011 01:18 PM in reply to: carriehall42

I'm going to create a Generic Annotation family with two instance parameters for Number and Text, and see how that does for keynotes here. They will all have a consistent text length, but you won't be able to adjust it as easily.

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Re: Should be simple...Revit Text

09-14-2011 01:35 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

Will I be able to use that with the keyed schedules?

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09-14-2011 01:44 PM in reply to: carriehall42

I don't think so - keyed schedules are their own separate thing. Making a keyed schedule for every note block on every sheet would be very arduous, so I only used those with the General Notes and other similar notes.

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