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Control Grid Line Extension in Cropped View

Control Grid Line Extension in Cropped View

This idea has been created on behalf of users

The idea would be to somehow add more controls on grids and levels extents lengths on sheets

Indeed, they often end up in the situation where the grids / levels extents go way beyond the views crop regions limits.

This leads to a waste of paper available for printing purpose.

The only solution so far is to manually adjust levels and grids length for all views included in the sheets which is a time consuming task.

Control grids levels lengths.png

 

22 Comments
chris_mckeown
Enthusiast

Can we please have the ability to set the default Grid Extension (default ~25mm).

 

Ideally this would be part of a View Setting than can be control Via a View Template. Across 1000's of views moving grid 2d end points is painful especially when I know the default is 25mm and all I need is 15mm etc.

 

There are ways to automate this, via the API and Propagate Extents, but this should be a setting that is automatic, no thought...

sburca
Advocate

You mean like how far outside of the crop region that the column grids should extend? Yes!!! Especially desired for linked files.

AnnaRask
Observer

Yes!!! Please Autodesk, we need this. 

It's such frustration work having to drag every grid end on every view closer to the detail... 25mm offset is way to much. 

ipselute
Advisor

An Autocad Stretch command would solve that problem in less than 2 seconds (using cross-selection method, of course). So sad Revit doesn't have a Stretch command.

magnus
Explorer

Currently I am working on a large project with several hundred sheets containing views (scope boxes), all have grid lines that need adjustment...

Apparently propagate extents does not solve this (by design).

I have not been able automate this process, a long manual and soul crushing process awaits me 😞

Dynamo? no luck(yet), macros? no luck... Google? no luck...  

 

This is the most  basic layout work!

 

Please... Autodesk, make this a priority! 

 

p.s. My life has to be more valuable than spending it on this?
 

chris_mckeown
Enthusiast

Check out Bonus Tools tool 93. I developed this to get around the problem by automating the aligned based on a template set of views, saved me weeks/months on 1 project!!!

magnus
Explorer

Thank you Chris! I will be sure to check it out!

W_Whit
Enthusiast

Please make this happen! How is this not a simple addition to the View Templates?

Anonymous
Not applicable

Please add this feature.. I have a project with 300+ dependent views.

I know have the day or two, probably 3 of going to each view and stretching the grid lines back to the crop view so they will fit on the sheet size we are required to use on this project...

Mark.Friis
Advocate

As an engineer I often link the Architects model into my own model and place the view on a sheet. Often the grid lines are extending beyond my cropped view an into my Legends on the same sheet. Could we please get an option to control the extend of the grid lines outside of the cropped view?

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kimberly.fuhrman
Autodesk

This looks like a pretty popular topic, @Mark.Friis  and @J.Dirkse . What do you think about combining all three of these?

Mark.Friis
Advocate

@kimberly.fuhrman thats a great Idea!

J.Dirkse
Enthusiast

I agree with it @kimberly.fuhrman.

But more importantly, whether the makers of the two ideas mentioned also agree with your suggestion to combine there ideas! 🙂

J.Dirkse
Enthusiast

I agree with it @kimberly.fuhrman

But more importantly, whether the makers of the two ideas mentioned also agree with your suggestion to combine there ideas! 🙂

kimberly.fuhrman
Autodesk

Hi, @Guillaume.Chazal ,

 

What do you think about combining your post with these?

Grid Extensions - Autodesk Community

Control grid lines extend outside of cropped view region - Autodesk Community

 

Thank you!

-Kimberly

kimberly.fuhrman
Autodesk
kimberly.fuhrman
Autodesk

@J.Dirkse  Of course! I have posted on both threads. 😊

Joey_JM
Advocate

Hi @kimberly.fuhrman, appreciate the hard work from you guys at Autodesk and loving the quality-of-life improvements to RVT2022.

 

May i also suggest that the following ideas get merged here, they are a little different but i suspect have the same goal:

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/grid-bubbles-snap-to-crop-view/idi-p/9347428

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/setting-for-grid-level-offset-from-scope-box/idi-p/746545...

 

 

 

kimberly.fuhrman
Autodesk

@Joey_JM  Thank you for the kind words and the suggestions for combining. I will take a look at those.

 

-Kimberly

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