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Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 6:04:24 PM | Getting door elevations

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I'm not sure if there is an obvious way to do this and I am just not aware of it. I am working in Revit Architecture 2009. For the door schedule I am trying to get elevations of all the doors. The exterior doors are no problem: I simply make a callout on the elevations. However the interior doors are not as easy. I am wondering if there is a easy way to get the interior door elevations (or a dependable way at all).

I was hoping that I could drag and place the door families directly onto my sheet, but Revit does not allow you to. Thanks for any advice you can give!


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Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 6:35:10 PM | Getting door elevations

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You can use a legend.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 7:06:22 PM | Getting door elevations

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As WWHub said, make a new legend.  To expand on it a bit......Then go to your Project Browser and scroll down to the family section and expand it.  Then expand the appropriate family groups and find the door(s) you want to add.  Drag and drop them into the legend.  Before you place the door with a pickpoint, from the Options bar, change "plan" to "elevation-front" from the drop down list.  Then pick a point to place it. 

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Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 7:20:40 PM | Getting door elevations

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Wow. I had a feeling there was an easier and cleaner way of doing this. Everyone at our firm is just getting started with Revit and no one has made a legend yet. This is great! Thanks ... again!

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Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 6:46:55 AM | Getting door elevations

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This works the same for Windows as well, but not curtain walls (you have to elevate them)

Be aware (and this is one of my personal gripes) that while you can "flip" windows and doors in a left /right direction, you can't do that in the legend - so if you have any asymetrical families, you must be careful.


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Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 9:00:57 PM | Getting door elevations

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Thanks for the warning! At least the curtain walls are on the exterior (pretty annoying though).

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Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 8:44:25 AM | Getting door elevations

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Found an issue in Revit 2013 that you cannot select instance parameters.....NBS Bim Library uses instance parameters and i'm not able to show central mullions (for example) on my legend....

 

Guess i'll have to modify the family to make it a type parameter!


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Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 11:10:47 AM | psymon

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Quoting psymon from 2008-08-25 01:46:55

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This works the same for Windows as well, but not curtain walls (you have to elevate them)

Be aware (and this is one of my personal gripes) that while you can "flip" windows and doors in a left /right direction, you can't do that in the legend - so if you have any asymetrical families, you must be careful.

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I am just diving into legends for doors and windows schedules.  Any advice on working around the above constraint?  I would really like to show the correct swing direction on the legend.  I am already having to combine legends with elevations to include curtain walling elements on my window schedule and would prefer to keep the number of workarounds to a minimum.  If anyone can offer advice to achieve this in a 'revit' way it would be much appreciated (without creating new families for each different swing direction!).



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Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 1:17:59 PM | Getting door elevations

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We have a working view elevation where we place a callout around the CW "window".  Then we hide all other model elements in that view.


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Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 2:05:23 PM | Getting door elevations

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Thank you WWHUB.  Yes, that is currently how I am doing the CW elements as well.  I am comforted that it's also the way you're doing it  as I take it to mean it's probably the best way.

I was actually wondering more with regard to the issue of not being able to flip doors in legends (I should have been specific).  I am currently working on a complex refurb project of a 150 year school and almost all the doors are individual so I cannot get away with having the swing in the legend differ from the swing on the project elevations.

 

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Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 2:40:33 PM | Getting door elevations

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Look at your options bar.  You have a front/back choice for legend component elevations.


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Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 2:49:51 PM | WWHub

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Quoting WWHub from 2013-11-21 08:40:33

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Look at your options bar.  You have a front/back choice for legend component elevations.

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Far too obvious for me... 

Thanks again very much WWHub.


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Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 12:12:08 AM | Getting door elevations

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hi guys, for CW legend, I prefer to use assembly instead. it's much easier and makes sense.

here is a post about it.

http://plevit1.blogspot.kr/2013/09/make-curtain-wall-smart.html

hope it helps.


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