allow us to assign 2 view templates. I could assign a view template to control the background visibility across all disciplines. Then each discipline could assign a "Sub-view Template" to their sheets (IE Lighting, Power, HVAC) Any categories that happen to be checked in both templates would default to the "Primary View Template" to avoid any conflicts.
Room separation lines have two major issues that are exposed int the Revit Warnings dialog:
It would be nice if labels had a property to control the character case (upper / lower / each word / sentence / etc), similar to ACA. There are times where I'd like to tag a room in one view with each word capitalized, but in other views, use a different tag that would have all caps.
It would also be nice if a tag family can be created where the label width can be adjusted in the project so longer labels can be shrunk down on a case by case basis, forcing the word wrap to kick in. (make the centers and extents of text / labels able to align to RP's in a family so they can be controled w/ parameters. you'd have to be able to add RP's to annotation objects too.)
Detail Lines in Revit have unique Element IDs and parameters just like every other object in the Revit environment.
Sometimes in model views, as well as Drafting Views, It'd be helpful to have the ability to call out these Detail Lines with Revit Keynotes.
Enable Keynoting of Detail Lines and make Keynote by User the default option. This will allow the user to Keynote their views without having to "Fake it" by keynoting another element (that may end up getting deleted or changed).
I want to right click a button and copy it's value to another button. This could apply for: colors, line/pattern overrides in VG overrides dialog, etc. I hate having to write down the rgb colors on a piece of paper and then manually copy it to 20 view filters.
Walls in the host model do not join with walls from linked models, so they appear as the following picture,
It is odd, and unprofessional to submit a drawing like this one, this should be easily done to avoid such situations.
The size of the masking region around text is needlessly big above and below the text. It makes it really hard to tag ducts especially because it covers the smaller ducts entirely.
When we need to change the reference level of several pipe networks, to my knowledge, you have to change the reference, and then apply the delta of the levels to the offset. This is cumbersome when you have an entire pipe network. Maybe a window wants to reference level 12, but it was originally placed at level 1. You should be able to simple change the reference level without it throwing it up in space 12 stories.
When linking an architectural model to an MEP file, room data should pass to the MEP elements' room fields. I would love to see a room name and number for a light fixture updated automatically from the arch model. This would would be a fully integrated BIM system.
Please give us some extra control of views during Coordination review.
Right now I can spin the 3D view sometimes but most of the time not, I can't figure out what controls this (answers welcome!).
I would like control of sections box, temporary isolate, visibility graphics etc. It would make coordination review much easier to use.
Be able to toggle from a horizontal oriented schedule (elements in rows, parameters in columns) to a vertical schedule (Parameters in rows, elements in columns). Currently Revit only supports a horizontal schedule.
This would allow more flexibility for what can be fit on a sheet. Vertical schedules especially makes sense for scheduling a few elements that have many parameters you need to schedule.
This problem exists with system parameters across all categories, but I'll explain with doors as an example:
There are several door system (built-in) parameters that are instance but should be type parameters and we cannot modify them to change them to type parameters:
Currently these parameters are instance parameters so when we create a schedule it's very tedious to fill out the values for each of these parameters for each door instance. Most of the time we set up different door types for different door finishes, frame types and frame materials.
We have a similar problem with project parameters for doors that should be type instead of instance:
Since the parameters cannot be modified, we create entirely new parameters for these same properties just to make them type instead of instance! For Head, Jamb and Sill it's not so bad because we can delete the original ones that came built-in after we've made corresponding type based versions.
The biggest problem comes in with FRAME TYPE, FRAME MATERIAL, FINISH because they cannot be deleted. So even if we make type based project parameters for "Frame Type 2", "Frame Material 2" and "Finish 2", since we can't delete the original system parameters, it makes for a very messy and confusing Revit file with extra parameters that are essentially the same, just one is type and the other is instance. Then we have to somehow communicate to everyone which one to use.
When creating a schedule, there is no indication of which parameters are system parameters vs. project parameters vs. family parameters vs. shared parameters. You could have seemingly identical parameters (named identically) for each of these four different parameter types and have no way to distinguish the difference between them when you're in the schedule interface adding fields to a schedule.
In Revit 2018 finally Project (or Shared) Parameters can be assigned to Model Groups, which is great.
It would be even nicer if the elements in a Group would inherit these parameters (and values) from these parameters. Of course if an element is selected, this value should be read-only, because this value is controlled by the Model Group.
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