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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
s_brzeskaVW4T2
Contributor

It would be great to tag Type Comment or any Parameter in Legend View. It would automatize legends if i put legend component with description in one row

s_brzeskaVW4T2
Contributor

This would be a game changer, keynote or normal tag or both in legends!!! We need this!!!

Pshupe
Collaborator

People have been asking for this for at least 10 yrs, if not longer.  It is not currently possible and it is quite annoying.  They need to add "Legend Component" as a category so that you can add parameters and tag those parameters.  Even just being able to add dimensions would be helpful.  Add your support to the "wish list" for this item and they may get around to it eventually.

 

Regards Peter.

 

awasyliw
Advocate

To make Legend components really useful for keys and schedules I would add the following things:

 

  • Allow all projections (plan, front-back-sides elevations & section) to all items. Its particularly annoying that you can't do a floor finish or ceiling plan type key using legend components of the relevant floors/ceilings, because you can only use section legend views of them, not plan (being able to set a cut plane would be a bonus - especially if you could set the "height" of variable height legend components like walls).
  • Allow Legend components to react to filters in the same way the actual components they represent do. This allows us to create filters for things like wall types that can adjust the legend components in the key as well. Eg legend component of wall sections should react to filters that change the colour of a wall in section.
wisedrawing
Collaborator

this seems still not possible - you can do a material tag but cannot simply do a window or door tag? surely this is fixed and I am missing something?  can can put a window tag on the window in the floor plan but I can't do it on a legend?

 

In 2023 am I still having to manually enter text next to the door or window and if during a variation of the drawing and potentially changing 50 doors and windows I have to go through manually in the legend and amend them?

 

no, surely?

SNHAHarle
Participant

You can dimension legend components why on earth can you not tag them.  It is utterly crazy.

Kev_D
Collaborator

This is one of those very basic required Revit BIM additons. If we can't coordinate data/information within the model, then how can we do BIM as a process. It's mind boggling how they focus on introducing the latest and greatest additions to the Autodesk family, but fail to deliver on basics for Revit modelling. Wait till you see them all jumping with joy at new features they will introduce during the upcoming AU that will extort money from the industry even more.

Autodesk, it's time to get back to basics!

BIM = BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING/MANAGEMENT (notice the word information)

AUTODESK, I CAN GIVE YOU A PRESENTATION ON WHAT BIM IS IF YOU LIKE!

WM_Ron_Allen
Collaborator

@Kev_D - Autodesk developers are bustin ass to maintain and implement new features. It isn't just a snap of the fingers. Legends are odd ducks anyway.

 

If you want this functionality now, Create a "Pre-construction" phase and create callouts to go on the pages. In these callouts can you can tag an dimension as needed.... Or create assemblies with their own views may be another option.

 

I realize people are frustrated, and the software is stupid expensive, but it is the best out there; Speak your frustration, acknowledge it- but please don't taunt the happy fun ball

 Happy-fun-ball-dont-taunt.jpg

Kev_D
Collaborator

Appreciate the input @WM_Ron_Allen, but Autodesk reap the benefits so they can listen to frustrated customers. And being a paying customer, like most on these forums, I think we are entitled to vent.

I don't doubt for a second staff are not busting their ass, but decision makers need to focus on basics. Simple! Listen to the customers. 

I have tried all other workarounds, but it leads to issues, and the same question always arises..... Why can't we just tag a legend component?

 

BIM can't progress if our house is not in order.

wisedrawing
Collaborator

The frustration comes from this being so many years old in request, for a more simple fix as its already able to do material tags, so its not that far away to add regular category tag. I say don't be tough on Revit crew if its a new idea and its hard and its debatable how it will work, but this is simple and a no brainer and will add value to the software

pedro
Contributor

I used to create a new thread every year for this and call it "the 2020 allow tags in a legend thread" until the moderators started removing them. I can tell you with absolute certainty that this feature has been requested on the ideas board since at least 2008 - which is when I started using REVIT. Autodesk ignoring this and calling this a BIM program is shameful.  

See my previous post in this thread:

Tag Legend Components - Page 2 - Autodesk Community

wisedrawing
Collaborator

It seems strange as it would be such a value add to the software, and I mean a gigantic value add. 

I keep thinking that I have it backwards and someone is going to tell me that I can do it but I just don't know how.

the argument should be 'I can do category tags, can I please to material tags' which would seem harder, but no 'I can do material tags but not category tags'??   

This is so essential that I figured it was a no brainer and of course it is a function, but when I watched a tutorial and saw the lecturer manually entering text, I thought no, this cant be happening?

 

PLEASE Revit respond to this

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

wisedrawing
Collaborator

Door and window tags in Legends, please come on!

SNHAHarle
Participant

I see that looking at the Revit 2025 features that tagging legend components has yet again been missed off the new features list.  This has been a user request for at least a decade.

it is so fundamental to the concept of BIM.

Frustrated!

vitorbortoncello
Collaborator

Allowing tags to be used in legend components would enhance the detailing of windows and doors. 

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