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add View information to Note Blocks (Annotation Symbol Schedules)

add View information to Note Blocks (Annotation Symbol Schedules)

I notice that we now have "Project Information" Fields available in addition to the family-specific parameters. However, there is still no way to see what view the Annotation Symbols are in!


In my case, I'm trying to clean up our detail library - there's a bunch of old/duplicate families that I want to replace. I can't just select all and change the families (because they have instance parameters that need to be kept). I'd like to just make a Note Block for each family and list what View each one is in (and/or what Sheet & Detail Number would be nice, too - but that info's in our view name as well).


Other possible uses I can imagine: if someone wanted to get counts of symbols by what Level they're on (by pulling the Associated Level of the View they're in), or filter by View Type (ignoring Symbols in Drafting Views, for example). Also, if the number of Leaders that the symbol has was available as a schedulable property, you could count how many leaders (for cases where one symbol is being used to point to an item in two places).


This is the AS version of my DC wish here:

I've noticed that Autodesk has been splitting up related ideas (into more granular components), so instead of posting a combined "add View Information to Note Block & Detail Item Schedules" idea, I've created two now (to avoid losing votes later). PLEASE VOTE FOR BOTH!

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is close to what you are after, if every element can have a parameter"appears on sheet"... or every TAGGEd element has that parameter...



  • I open a copy of the project and enable Worksharing.
  • I select/create a type of the element I'm interested in,
    • "Select All Instances > In Entire Project",
    • use "IDs of Selection", and
    • copy the element IDs into a Notepad window.
  • Then I copy each ID individually and
    • use "Select by ID" in the workshared project to see the "Workset" property of the element (which is the view it's in).
  • I do the editing in the original (non-workshared) version to preserve the file lock (so no one else will open/edit it while I'm cleaning it up).
    • Sometimes/often, if there are multiple instances in the same view, I can just select all in view & get the IDs to delete from the text file (faster than copy-pasting each one later). 

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