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damo3
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Beginner Questions

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04-19-2012 06:29 PM

Thanks for any help All.

 

1. Once I apply a Custom View template I created, how do I then remove it, or set it back to previous??

 

2. What methods are users using to align Plans in approximately the same position on the sheet. The sheet Grid tool seems a bit... well useless as i cant snap to it...

 

3. In my Titleblock I would like just have a blank field I can enter text into, but there is no blank label. Suggestions??

1. go to View tab, Graphics Panel, View Templates Button/too, a new pop up window will open,

select the view template and delete it if you want to delete it from project (from all views).

Else if you just want to replace it with another template in view properties, you can do that from properties of that view. The 'none' template can't be deleted.

 

2. My apologies for not being with a quick and direct solution but our team has evolved a small work around, steps are

  • place one view on the sheet, set it right as you desire, now deactive the view (now you are on title sheet/ drawing view.
  • draw a detail line (DT shortcut) from the intersection of a particular grid intersection (it could be the intersection of top one and the left most grid).
  • Copy this line.
  • Goto modify tab, paste aligned to selected views, in the pop window, select all other sheets of similar category (plans, elevation or sections) and paste.
  • now you can use that detail line to place view on differnt sheets and a approximate location.l
  • This workaround may not be 100% accurate but will give you desired result.

*Don't forget to delete all those detail lines from all sheets once you are done with the exercise.

 

3. You have to create a shared parameter which you can edit in the drawings. Sample is Drawing Number which can be edited at any stage on a single click.

 

your feedback on above listed suggestions is requested.

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vector2
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Re: Beginner Questions

04-19-2012 06:40 PM in reply to: damo3

1. If you don't want the view template, just set it back to "none".

 

2. Views I put on a sheet always have alignment lines like the way

text aligns with other text groups. And also I set the scale of those

views to show on the sheets the size I want.

 

3. I would create a legend view and put text in that and then slide

that legend view onto my sheet. Set the scale you want for it of course.

 

Edit: Opps you mean in the titleblock not on the sheet. I'll look into that.

 

Edit: Well you certainly can click on the titleblock and edit the family and

type the text in the titleblock where you want it, and it will be there on all

titleblocks. I don't know it that will work for you. See the image.

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Re: Beginner Questions

04-19-2012 06:49 PM in reply to: vector2

Thanks Vector

 

1. tried that and nothing happens.

 

2. where would i find these alignment lines you mentioned or do you mean just reference planes??

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vector2
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Re: Beginner Questions

04-19-2012 07:02 PM in reply to: damo3

See how the second view I'm adding to the sheet gets 

automatic alignment lines? The view title is lining up 

with the view title above it.

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vector2
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Re: Beginner Questions

04-19-2012 07:12 PM in reply to: damo3

You tried this?

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Re: Beginner Questions

04-19-2012 07:22 PM in reply to: vector2

Vector, I should be more clear, I am not aligning to other viewports. Its a roof plan drawing taking up the whole sheet, i would like to locate it on the sheet in the same position as the floor plan before it.

 

unfortunately i dont have a "none" template from the OTB settings. I have just used the OTB elevations view.

 

cheers.

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vector2
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Re: Beginner Questions

04-19-2012 07:50 PM in reply to: damo3

I never seen a view template without the "none", but if

that is possible then just make a new template called

"nothing" and uncheck everything.

 

As for something on one sheet being the same X and Y

position as another sheet, I guess just measure it. Something

I don't know maybe.

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Re: Beginner Questions

04-20-2012 02:34 AM in reply to: damo3

1. go to View tab, Graphics Panel, View Templates Button/too, a new pop up window will open,

select the view template and delete it if you want to delete it from project (from all views).

Else if you just want to replace it with another template in view properties, you can do that from properties of that view. The 'none' template can't be deleted.

 

2. My apologies for not being with a quick and direct solution but our team has evolved a small work around, steps are

  • place one view on the sheet, set it right as you desire, now deactive the view (now you are on title sheet/ drawing view.
  • draw a detail line (DT shortcut) from the intersection of a particular grid intersection (it could be the intersection of top one and the left most grid).
  • Copy this line.
  • Goto modify tab, paste aligned to selected views, in the pop window, select all other sheets of similar category (plans, elevation or sections) and paste.
  • now you can use that detail line to place view on differnt sheets and a approximate location.l
  • This workaround may not be 100% accurate but will give you desired result.

*Don't forget to delete all those detail lines from all sheets once you are done with the exercise.

 

3. You have to create a shared parameter which you can edit in the drawings. Sample is Drawing Number which can be edited at any stage on a single click.

 

your feedback on above listed suggestions is requested.

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loboarch
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Message 9 of 13 (283 Views)

Re: Beginner Questions

04-20-2012 05:28 AM in reply to: damo3

damo3 wrote:

Thanks for any help All.

 

1. Once I apply a Custom View template I created, how do I then remove it, or set it back to previous??

 

View templates apply a preset group of settings to the view.  They are simply applied at the time you click the template after that you can make changes to any of the settings.  There is not really a way to go back to previous unless you do an undo.  You can aply a different template at any time to make changes to many settings at once.  This behavior is slightly different in 2013 in the fact a template can be "locked" to a view.  This means once the template is applied changes can NOT be made to the setting in the view template without first removing the template assignment to the view.  Are you working in 2013 or an older version?

 

2. What methods are users using to align Plans in approximately the same position on the sheet. The sheet Grid tool seems a bit... well useless as i cant snap to it...

 

You can align/snap guide grids to datum elements (levels, grids, and reference planes(I think?)) in the view.  If you set up datum lines in your project you can use those to align the views from sheet to sheet using the guide grid tool. Otherwise it is "close counts" :-)

 

3. In my Titleblock I would like just have a blank field I can enter text into, but there is no blank label. Suggestions??

 

Place a shared parameter in the title block family that is just there to hold your custom text.  You can find a link to some videos on making titleblock families including custom shared parameters here:

 

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Revit/enu/Community/Tutorials/Working_with_Titleblocks_and_Sheets


 



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damo3
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Re: Beginner Questions

04-22-2012 03:49 PM in reply to: loboarch

Thanks for the reply Jeff. I will have a go at the suggested methods.

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