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dtiemeyer
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non-printing text

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07-15-2008 08:15 AM
In AutoCAD we use a layer called Designer Notes which is set to 'No Plot'. On this layer we put text that is not intended to print. I cannot find a good way to create non printing text in Revit. Any thoughs?

I have tried:
- View Filters (doesnt work, they only apply to model geometry, not annotation)
- Adding a subcategory (doesnt work, text cant be subcategorized)

Thanks in advance.
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martin.schmid
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Re: non-printing text

07-15-2008 08:31 AM in reply to: dtiemeyer
Reivt isn't AutoCAD... you will need to adjust your workflow accordingly. I've seen users do a variety of the following:
1. Create a separate view that isn't intended to be placed on a sheet.
2. Embed the 'notes' in params of the objects.

Revit is WYSIWYG

Depending on what the notes are, they may not be necessary... the most common use of the 'no plot' notes in Mechanical acad dwgs has traditionally been to keep track of duct flows... which Revit does automatically, so it isn't necessary (yes, I've seen a customer place duct flows on their models manually because they didn't know Revit did this for them, ugh!)


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Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

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dtiemeyer
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Re: non-printing text

07-15-2008 02:34 PM in reply to: dtiemeyer
Hi Martin,
I do agree with you about using Revit correctly and not emulating AutoCAD explicitly. In this scenario we have tables that are not automatically generated schedules (like Feeder sizing for electrical) that we need notes for the designer (for instance, remove Aluminum if...). In cases like this, a non-plotting text would be extremely useful.
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RandMan
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Re: non-printing text

10-24-2012 04:08 PM in reply to: dtiemeyer

There HAS to be a way around this.  This is a MUST-HAVE issue. 

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tim.winnington
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Re: non-printing text

10-24-2012 07:41 PM in reply to: dtiemeyer

If you do not use keynotes you could label through keynotes as you can turn off the category just not sure how a table would go.  Alternatively you could create an object in a category not normally used as a marker say under specialty equipement and build associated tags to this element which is then able to be turned off when not required or ultimately deleted when the model is issued.  Both options would not be ideal but may be a work around option.

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CADastrophe
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Re: non-printing text

10-25-2012 05:47 AM in reply to: RandMan

My method of accomplishing this is to create a Generic Annotation with a Label tied to a Text / Instance Parameter. The Label is set to display only on Detail Level: Medium. This coincides with my typical methods, which is to use that Detail Level exclusively as an analytical tool that reveals other 'no-print' info such as occupancy sensor ranges, embedded light fixture info labels, equipment clearances, etc.

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Re: non-printing text

10-25-2012 08:06 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

The detail-level-specific text sounds like a sweet deal.  I will try that, thanks.

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