RevitCity.com Logo

Home  |  Forums  |  Downloads  |  Gallery  |  News & Articles  |  Resources  |  Jobs  |  FAQ  |  SearchSearch  |  Join  |  LoginLogin

Welcome !

203 Users Online (78 Members): Show Users Online - Most ever was 626 - Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 2:00:17 PM

 

Forums

Forums >> General Discussion >> Wishlist >> Aligning Annotations & Views

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |

Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 9:33:56 PM | Aligning Annotations & Views

#1

mrmoo


active
mrmoo Avatar

Joined: Thu, Sep 13, 2007
66 Posts
2 Stars: 1 Votes


So in my Revit Training Class I ran into an issue: When I attempted to place a Dimension string, I found that there was nothing to snap to...  this upset me.  Not just because AutoCAD could do it, but because I began drafting on the board.  When board drafting you space annotations, dimensions and views in a rather mathmatical fashion.  It is technical drawing that we're doing here, not just an art project.  Dimension lines are spaced at a regular distance from objects.  Views are centered in their alloted space and so on.  When i brought this issue to the instructor, he simly brushed it off and said that i was being far too nit-picky.  But I ask you this:  What is the point of having dimensions that can snap to each other at a regular distance, when they can't do the same to the model?  It creates dimension strings at different distances on different axis with respect to the model.

Here's my thought...  Why not allow annotative objects and views to snap to / allign to reference planes or a similar "go between"? I realize that annotative objects and model objects are entirely different and that's likely why they don't commuticate to each other, but somehow there needs to be something to bridge that gap to create a level of consistency in a drawing.

I really appreciate how similar to board drafting Revit is, and how fluid and intuitive the interface can be, but these are things that one would not eyeball in any drawing done by hand; why would we allow a computer program which is designed to be more accurate than a hand drawn sheet guess on something that we would measure?


This user is offline

 

Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 9:38:46 PM | Aligning Annotations & Views

#2

WWHub


site moderator|||

Joined: Tue, May 16, 2006
13079 Posts
3.5 Stars: 380 Votes


Revit has a built in spacing of dimension strings that is pretty good.  As you are placing your stacked dimension, you will see an obvious snap at a nice interval.  Strings that are not continuous will also snap to each other as look as your window is open far enough for Revit to see the association.

This user is online

 

Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 11:52:36 PM | Aligning Annotations & Views

#3

mrmoo


active
mrmoo Avatar

Joined: Thu, Sep 13, 2007
66 Posts
2 Stars: 1 Votes


Yes, dimensions can snap to each other, but it's getting the base point right for the first dimension string to which i'm referring.  Firms generally have standards that say that the first dimension line should be say for instance 1/2" or 3/4" from the object you're dimensioning.  I have as of yet not found a way to make that happen, other than drawing a reference plane, or line and nudging the dimension line 'til it matches.  All of the subsequent dimensions will snap at regular intervals... it's just that first one that has nothing to snap to.

-----------------------------------

Revit 2010 - It's a good thing... Stop Fighting it.

This user is offline

 

Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 10:23:15 AM | Aligning Annotations & Views

#4

FJ22


active

Joined: Thu, Nov 13, 2008
37 Posts
No Rating


I totally feel you MrMoo. The same goes for placing a view at a sheet. I would like to put a same kind of floor on the same place as the level above or underneath.

Off course I do know that the drawings aren't going to be better or worse if they are on the exact same position. But it's just a case of working consistantly, that is what I'm telling my new colleagues all the time.

If you do things at a certain matter (in stead of just dropping a view any place you want), in the end you will find out that your work is getting a better result.


This user is offline

 

Search this ThreadSearch this Thread | Page 1 of 1 |



Similar Threads

Thread/Thread Starter

Forum

Last Post

Replies

Aligning views

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 11:27:30 AM

4

Elevation Annotations in Linked Files - RAC2008

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 6:42:25 PM

1

Adding notes / annotations to views - how controled?

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Mon, Feb 4, 2008 at 4:50:09 PM

1

Aligning of views!

General Discussion >> Wishlist

Wed, Sep 5, 2007 at 11:59:36 AM

1

what is the fastest way to turn off annotations for linked revit files?

Revit Building >> Technical Support

Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 8:33:30 PM

8

Site Stats

Members:

1844052

Objects:

22622

Forum Posts:

152046

Job Listings:

3

Sponsored Ads

Home | Forums | Downloads | Gallery | News & Articles | Resources | Jobs | Search | Advertise | About RevitCity.com | Link To Us | Site Map | Member List | Firm List | Contact Us

Copyright 2003-2010 Pierced Media LC, a design company. All Rights Reserved.

Page generation time: 0.6203

Login

User Name:

Password:

Remember Me  

Forgot Password?

Search Forums

Advanced Search

Search Forums

Advanced Search


Clear Highlights


Clear Highlights