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Level Text Size

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02-21-2010 09:12 AM
Can anyone tell me how to make the text size smaller for the level tags on the elevation and section views? I am working at 1/8" scale and the text and tag size seems too big. thanks in advance
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Re: Level Text Size

02-21-2010 10:18 AM in reply to: evansandschmidt
In the Project Browser, open the Families folder, then open Annotation Symbols, then find out the name of the family that you want to edit. The default might be Level Head - Circle. Then, go to the application menu (the big R) > Open > Family > Annotations folder > Level Head - Circle.rfa ;
In this file, click on the "Name" label. From the Modify label tab, click on Element properties > Type properties > Duplicate the existing text type; default is 1/8" ; rename as, for example, ' 3/32" ', then change the text value to be actually 3/32". Now do the same with the "Elevation" label. Once you are done with this, click on Load into Project. Accept the 'Overwrite existing version' warning. If you want this change to be permanent in your drawings, load this into your template file, so that all new projects come with these settings.

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Message 3 of 5 (6,781 Views)

Re: Level Text Size

02-21-2010 11:29 AM in reply to: evansandschmidt
That works great. I changed the size of the target in the Level Head-Circle.RFA file as well but it did not change in size after it was loaded into the project. Any thoughts? Thanks again.
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Message 4 of 5 (6,781 Views)

Re: Level Text Size

02-26-2010 07:53 AM in reply to: evansandschmidt
I can get the level text to change as you described but how can I get the datum circle size to change.
I opened up the correct family and changed the radius of the circle via the Family Type dialog box.
I saved the family, loaded it into my project and checked the box to override the family. The text size of the level label changed but not the
datum symbol. Any suggestions?
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Message 5 of 5 (6,781 Views)

Re: Level Text Size

02-26-2010 11:16 AM in reply to: evansandschmidt
1. Create a new symbol the way that you want it to look. If you're using a OTB Revit family make sure you duplicate it before you modify it.

2. After creating it load it into your project.

3. If you're not sure what family it is you go through the steps below and look at what the symbol is named, and start from there.

4. You will need to modify the 'System Family:Level' family, select the 'Edit/Type' radio button, duplicate the 'Type' and change the 'symbol' to your modified new symbol.
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