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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? 

115 Comments
Anonymous
Not applicable

This would be a great option. Especially for type parameters.

Matt-Bishop
Contributor

This deserves so many more votes, Legends are awful in Revit.  Considering this is BIM, the function of these are completely opposite of what BIM stands for. Should of been fixed many years ago. Allot of work is needed on increasing functionality of  legends.

gsucci
Collaborator

What is the status of this request? "Gathering support"?

 

This is IMMENSELY useful for us to create REAL BIM Legends... and we need to make legends EVERY DAY, for EVERY PROJECT, this is not a rare task, but a daily occurrence.

 

Only materials parameters can be tagged in legends, last time I checked.

 

Right now we still have to create a "Legend" phase, or option... and actually model the legends' elements in some remote portion of the project... quite incredible after 15 years of development.

 

Thank you

 

Gio

pedro
Contributor

Incredible is one way to put it. Abusive/Irresponsible/Careless would be others. 
It's things like this that forced the largest names in Architecture to pen an open letter to the pathetic attention design has received in this program. Even after that there's been no progress on this or the thousand other quality of life issues in the design-realm in REVIT updates. 

https://www.archpaper.com/2020/07/leading-architecture-firms-pen-open-letter-to-autodesk/

simo74
Contributor

Time goes by....nothing

jdcarlingJQBC3
Enthusiast

HI Autodesk. please release this feature already. I have paid for countless useless plug ins and errors because IT IS NOT BIM. Please add taggable legends like this week. Skip Dynamo. Dynamo is pretty much useless we need actually solutions. I've written dynamo scripts and really it needs to be a solid integral part of this software.

Anonymous
Not applicable

Autodesk will not care about adding such features until their sale numbers drop

Andersorum
Explorer

I agree with this too.

Kevin.Bell
Advisor

It’s Really frustrating in the BIM environment to be able to parameterise everything and then have to write it out manually as text in a legend because Revit doesn’t support tagging legend components…

 

Come on AutoDesk, show Legends some love, they’re archaic in Revit and sorely in need of an update.

info
Observer

we would like to tag a window and door frame in a window and door legend

jdcarlingJQBC3
Enthusiast
Agreed. This should be a top priority.
WM_Ron_Allen
Collaborator

Agreed- sucks and is broken. Agree should be fixed along with typing, sub typing, and open-source definitions for the basis of storage and modification of data.

 

As with any other software there are work arounds. Easiest is a "Pre-construction" phase which hosts doors, windows, walls components, etc. that can be added in to legends. Effective and easy to filter out.

Kev_D
Collaborator

Can someone from Revit, preferably a decision maker or a developer, please explain in detail why this can't be done. Maybe we are all missing something, but it seems like a simple fix that has been required for a long time. Revit is a tool that enables you to extract information from it, but is only as good as the information you put in. So why would the developers allow Families to be dropped on Legend Views without being able to Tag them so you can be confident on the information being provided/submitted from the Revit model. Again, there has to be a reason, so can someone please explain it.

Arjunsingh29
Explorer

Still nothing in 2023 Revit

jdcarlingJQBC3
Enthusiast
Dag!!!
atis.sed
Advocate

What is most absurd, is that even in Autodesk own Legend example images there are Tags and Texts, probably written in dumb text note manner. This is BIM in 2022, jesus christ. What is the point of legend if you cannot tag elements shown there?! 

 

And this is not even on the public roadmap! https://trello.com/b/ldRXK9Gw/revit-public-roadmap 

 

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2021/ENU/Revit-D...

 

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2014/ENU/Revit/f...

oboilard
Community Visitor

J'aimerais que l'on puisse étiqueter à l'aide d'un keynote un composant de légende.

 

I would like to be able to label a legend component using a keynote.

 

SNHAHarle
Participant

When are Autodesk going to wake up and put this on the roadmap!  It's over 6 years since this glaringly obvious requirement was posted.


jdcarlingJQBC3
Enthusiast
Amen!
tomQ4KFN
Contributor

We need to be able to schedule and tag elements in legends, e.g. wall-types.  We use the wall-type 'type mark' to reference different wall-types throughout the project.  However, there is no way to reference this to a legend, which seems like a really basic principle.

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