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Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 3:30:08 AM | Attributes / Parameters in Revit




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Hi all

I currently work for a large company and believe it or not despite having multiple users over multiple offices our title sheets are very "dum"

For example, previously in AutoCAD our revision information was been put in using the attribute editor. This kept everything looking constant and everybody using the same fonts and styles etc. As you can imagine in a company with thousands of employees this is pretty important.

With the new Revit titlesheets that we have had created (by an external company) we have some clever attributes, it does pick up on overall project information for example, such as Project Number, Address so on so forth. But there are a couple of things that seem to have gone backward from the AutoCAD versions.

Firstly, attributes that are implicable only to the individual drawing such as "Drawn By" and "Drawing Number" etc have just been put in using text rather than an attribute. This means they can be moved around, style changed whereas in AutoCAD it was an attribute in a block which meant that not only did the technican have the option of filling in all the information in one dialog box but also the presentation could not be accidently changed. Is there a way to make this information smarter or locked?

Secondly, previously in our AutoCAD titlesheets when we filled out the revision information it was just a case of starting the ATTEDIT command and filling out the appropiate boxes. Text would then appear in the correct place in the correct font. However in Revit, our external company does not seem to be able to replicate this function as they can't figure out how to make the equivilent of a set of invisable (until info is added) attributes in Revit. Is this possible? I would really appreciate any suggestions on this as it could end up with very inconsistant looking titlesheets for us.

Many thanks for any and all assistantance. It is very much appreciated.

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Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 4:10:22 AM | Attributes / Parameters in Revit




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Try this for an example.

Revisions are an entirely different thing. 2008 does handle them extremely well but I believe 2009  does.

Best of Luck John A.

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Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 8:03:04 AM | Attributes / Parameters in Revit



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Without looking at what dianajohn provided you, I can tell you that with shared parameters, you can control your titleblock just as you did in AutoCAD.  In other words, you can have sheet (instance) based parameters that have pre-set location/ size/ font. 


If you do set these sheets up with parameters (attributes), what you can not do that you could do in CAD, is to over-ride those settings.  For instance, if your attribute text doesn't seem to fit in the sheet, you could over-ride the text width in AutoCAD but you can not no that in REVIT.  (Unless someone builds a really special family.)  

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