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Enable tag and dimension in legend view.

Enable tag and dimension in legend view.

there is something annoying that makes many of my colleagues create a "legend" phase for just for legend purpose.

 

 

For instance, we can tag material and layers on a wall composition , but why couldn't we dimension the overall width or even tag the typeMark of the wall?

 

who use only material tag? 

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Someone should play that screencast on a big screen at AU; in a lobby, or just before a keynote.

jdcarlingJQBC3
Enthusiast

We need this ASAP. 

pedro
Contributor

I doubt this has only been requested since 2016. I'm guessing that's just as far back as this version of the forums go. This absolute basic functionality is so obvious it's painful that it wasn't introduced with the first iteration of this program. The fact that we're here at least 4 releases later from this thread shows precisely the commitment autodesk has to this product and its users. Very basic functionality is what we're talking about here. Look at all of these threads begging for the same thing spanning years:

 

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/legends/idi-p/6336615?search-action-id=455882484376&searc...

 

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/allow-tags-in-legend-views/idi-p/6598921

 

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/tag-legend-components/idi-p/8355598

 

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/the-ability-to-keynote-a-legend-item/idi-p/8010950

 

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/tag-legend-component/idi-p/7952189

 

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/improvement-needed-tag-management-amp-tags-in-legends/idi...

 

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/live-legends-so-when-when-a-tag-is-changed-in-the-view-it...

 

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/enable-tag-and-dimension-in-legend-view/idi-p/7176577

 

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/design-option-view-tag-and-schedule-legend/idi-p/7025264

 

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/bim-in-legends/idi-p/6778910

 

 

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit-ideas/bim-in-legends/idi-p/6778910

 

 

WM_Ron_Allen
Collaborator

@pedro Don't discount the 800lb Gorilla in the room too fast. If they got enough coders to put everything into Revit that everyone wanted immediately - the cost of the software would be so astronomical it would be unaffordable.

 

We all have out pet projects we would like to see in Revit. I have about a half dozen wants- some simple - some complex... So it is irritating- but Autodesk does continue to make progress in the platforms and integration.

WFTDesign
Advocate

@pedro Yup, I agree with @WM_Ron_Allen .  We are a forum that WANTS TO IMPROVE REVIT. And I am impressed with your OCD who searched and found more than 10 links that seem fall on Deaf ears of developers, which is not true. I would not give up on that idea either. If they finally put it together in 2026 then this would be wonderful news. Be it. Smile.

pedro
Contributor

@WM_Ron_Allen @WFTDesign this is one example of many obvious faults of REVIT and features users have been asking for for years. Right along with:

Giving legends a number in sheets

Aligning views between sheets

Tables in REVIT

Lines/elements less than 1/32"

The million enhancements needed to the text editor

Live spellcheck

 

Heck just look at the top voted ideas on here. They're years old, they're years overdue. You're right we'll be lucky if we get this in 2026. There's no reason to just accept that. If before 2026 a better mousetrap comes out I'm ready to jump ship at the first hint of it.

 

WFTDesign
Advocate

I guess you should not participate in this forum if you don't support to improve Revit. 

hstaabprime
Advocate

One can passionately push for improvement while being open to competition coming up with an alternative that better suits him. Yes, thank goodness I never have to do a project in Autocad again. But man, do I wish seemingly simple features that would drastically improve my work flow would be of higher priority.

 

A forum is a collection of differing opinions and perspectives. Be ok with that. 

WM_Ron_Allen
Collaborator

Don't cross-post unless it is to consolidate multiple threads of the same idea.

If we are talking Hyperbole - just go back to Vanilla Flat-cad Autocad.  I am sure it can handle BIM and 3D data fine in 2d. And think of all the time you save by not having to look at every aspect of the model- especially that pesky 3rd dimension!

 

Autodesk laying off large divisions in the old hire-fire scenario rather that doubling down in development Right as their AutoCAD Spokesperson Lynn Allen left... See a indication of direction here? I suspect those were AutoCAD coders and AutoCAD base folks when the closed the Swiss office in 2017.

 

If you really want them to push all their development into Revit- Stop using AutoCAD and its derivatives!

WFTDesign
Advocate

Yes, if you really want to learn Revit in hard ways, the be OLD DOG LEARNING NEW TRICKS. That's what I am doing now because I want to work in Architectural Firms again. I had made the decision to give up AutoCAD for good. If you have a strong AutoCAD background then you should embrace Revit easily. 

 

I recommend you subscribe to Jeff the "Revit Kid" blogs. 

pedro
Contributor

I'm far past "learning" REVIT at this point. I'm at the point of knowing it so well I can see its inadequacies and complain about things I expected to see resolved years ago. As a 12 year user of this software I believe I'm qualified to do so without being told to "go back to AutoCAD." But hey, at least we got PDF insertion this year right? But not linking, or snapping, or anything else you'd expect to have... which is something AutoCAD actually does better, and has for years.

@pedro I've sent the list you compiled to the moderators as duplicates of this idea suitable for merging. When they merge them the votes get consolidated which helps push the idea up in front of the roadmap planning people at Autodesk. 

WFTDesign
Advocate

@MichaelWarwick7522 , yes I like that. That can help them to see that and include that feature sooner than 2026. Good thing, especially you liked my screencast!  Thank you!  

Anonymous
Not applicable

I would like to tag the thickness of a layer in a wall for etc. I only can tag the material but not the thickness, I have to write it manually, even though revit has Information about the dimensions of the construction of a walltype

Anonymous
Not applicable

Yep that sounds great. upvote.

 

and of course Dimensions would be great too.

 

I'd like to add Parts view in legends! Then Parts tags could show layer thickness and material with a leader pointing to the relevant part layer. 

 

 

 

josh.hafel
Enthusiast

I know that its been 4 years since this thread has started but MAJOR Upvote. Window and Door Legends would be way less stressful if I could use a parametric window and door tag on my legend symbol rather than a text box that someone could forget to update.... Legend symbols are one of those revit things that are soooo close to being this perfect tool, but falls just short. Tagging in legends would fix that.Annotation 2020-02-04 135456.jpg

 

peter.besley
Participant

It's possible to do a Material Keynote but not an Object Keynote. Object Keynoting of Legend View items is needed.

gsucci
Collaborator

yeah, its mid of 2020 and we still cannot create a real BIM legend in Revit...

 

unbelievable.

 

gio

michaltaras
Contributor
This is a request to endorse LEGENDS with ability to TAG a legend component. In example walls legend should at least be possible to tag represented walls. That way we'd have a "live" display of what this element is, and could pair it with a schedules, at least. Otherwise, any other way to display a parametric description of placed legend elements.
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