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Mookie_Cornelius
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Callout for detail not associated with Revit Model

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12-09-2010 01:43 PM

There are other people working on details that I need to do callouts for on my plans in Revit-how do I manually manipulate the callout tag without it being associated with anything?

 

Thanks

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alan.quinn
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Re: Callout for detail not associated with Revit Model

12-09-2010 08:22 PM in reply to: Mookie_Cornelius

Are the other people creating details working in the same Revit file? I'm assuming you’re setting up your sheets by placing dummy details, is this correct?  You could create a dummy tag, but that may lead to confusion down the road. E.G.. Real tag verses not real tag. Can you please provide additional information on the required end result?

 

Thank you, 

 



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Re: Callout for detail not associated with Revit Model

12-10-2010 06:01 AM in reply to: Mookie_Cornelius

There will be sheets done in Autocad that will be included with this set with details that I need to reference with callouts.  I know this isn't the ideal way to do it but I'm the only one who can use Revit and the detail sheets will be done by drafters who use Cad.

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Re: Callout for detail not associated with Revit Model

12-10-2010 06:02 AM in reply to: Mookie_Cornelius

How do I create a dummy callout tag?

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Re: Callout for detail not associated with Revit Model

12-10-2010 11:09 AM in reply to: Mookie_Cornelius

I would recommend the following:

 

  1. Create the AutoCAD details with one per dwg (not 50 details on one dwg). However, you can start out with all on one dwg, but once you start linking them in Revit they should be one per dwg. Name them so you can cut and paste the name into the detail in Revit. This will make your life easier later.
  2. In Revit. Create Drafting views at the correct scale, etc. Import one dwg into each drafting view, name the drafting view on the way in.
  3. In your Revit project where you need to add a detail (Callout), click View – Callout, check the Reference other view, click the drop down arrow in <New Drafting View> and choose the drafting view you need, draw the callout. Keep in mind if you have the same detail in several different locations you can reference the same drafting view many times.

 

You can create all the drafting views and callout’s in Revit before you get anything from the CAD drafters. When you populate the drafting views (open drafting view, insert, cad link, browse to CAD detail, click open) and the CAD detail is imported into Revit, most of your work will be completed at this point. You may have a little clean up to do, but the bulk will be handled for you in Revit.

 

If you follow the above you will not need a dummy callout. Also, I have included my test file, if you are not familiar with any of the above you can practice in my file.  

 

Hope this help,



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Re: Callout for detail not associated with Revit Model

12-10-2010 11:10 AM in reply to: Mookie_Cornelius

Re-link my Revit file to the attached dwg.



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Re: Callout for detail not associated with Revit Model

12-10-2010 11:26 AM in reply to: Mookie_Cornelius

Well the problem is that they have already created sheets w/ multiple details on them-I've made placeholder sheets on my sheet list for the detail sheets they've made and insert those sheets w/ my set.  Like I said it might not be the ideal way to go about it (this is our office's first time to use Revit).  I really just need a dummy symbol that I can manipulate. 

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Re: Callout for detail not associated with Revit Model

12-14-2010 08:14 AM in reply to: Mookie_Cornelius

Just so I’m clear:

 

  1. Your created sheet (this is fine and not a problem)
  2. When you say with multiple details on them, do you mean drafting views or something else?
  3. Place holder sheets are like #1 above and will show up in you sheet list view (again all good at this point)
  4. What do you mean by insert those sheets w/ my set. I was assuming you are working in the one Revit file. Do you have multiple files, one with the actual model and another for details? The latter will also work, but I want to be sure of your process.

It sounds like you are in good shape and you should still be able to follow the process I laid out in my last email.

  1. Take you CAD detail (one at a time) and insert them into you drafting view (assuming thats what you have). Revit will take care of the rest.

I’ll be happy to help you create a dummy symbol, but I want to be sure you need it first!

 

Thank you,



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Re: Callout for detail not associated with Revit Model

04-19-2013 02:03 AM in reply to: Mookie_Cornelius

Hi I understand the logic you mentioned, but i cannot find where to "check the Reference other view". Can you point out that?

 

 

Thanks  

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Re: Callout for detail not associated with Revit Model

04-19-2013 06:00 AM in reply to: mullin1735

See the attached image.

 

Thanks for posting.



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