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Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 6:46:28 AM | Grid-head sizes set to be view specific?

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Hi all,

I'm on Revit 2011, and my current project is a factory which has a very large floor-plan, and I thus have 1:500 floor-plans and elevations, which I've copied a few times (as dependants), and enlarged each dependant plan to 1:100 scale to reflect a certain portions of the building.

My problem is the grid-heads. For the 1:500 plan, I've set the grid-heads (circles) at a smaller diameter (since they'd overlap each other at that scale - not neat!), and I use a larger set of grid-bubbles on the 1:100 floor-plans and elevations (more legible).

Setting the gridheads seems to be project-specific, and not view-specific; ie. when printing, I have to set the grid-heads to the smaller size to print the 1:500 plans, then reset them to a larger size before printing the 1:100 plans. A bit of a schlep...

Does anyone know if one can set the grid-heads to be view-specific (have a certain size for each individual view)?

Thanks in advance!



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Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 11:44:10 AM | Grid-head sizes set to be view specific?

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To my knowledge this is not natively supported.

This appears to be quite a common question and I think the software could benefit from this capability.

Of course as with most limitations there are various ways to workaround the problem to obtain the graphical look you desire. Unfortunately any workaround will also present its own limitations and may or may not be more work than your current method of swapping the symbol prior to printing.

 

Option 1

Keep your default grid head for your most prevelant plans and turn off the grid bubbles in the ones you wish to alter, create and place "dummy" grid bubbles (aligned and locked) in the necessary views. Group and repeat as necessary. Note that all new grids, or grid deletions will need to be manually coordinated.

 

Option 2

Create a grid export view, turn off all native grids within the views you wish to alter, export to .dwg, then link as necessary.

Note this requires a new export upon making grid changes.


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Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 2:54:28 PM | Grid-head sizes set to be view specific?

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Option 2 it is!

 Thanks, shaverjeff.


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Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 12:06:56 AM | Grid-head sizes set to be view specific?

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is there any particular reason its possible to edit the radius of the grid head family but not the size of the text in that family? (the text being the 'label"Winking

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Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 12:08:42 AM | Grid-head sizes set to be view specific?

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ah i found it its buried in a million dialog boxes. 

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Fri, May 27, 2011 at 5:18:28 PM | Grid-head sizes set to be view specific?

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work around 5,645.....

I have a plan in phases and some of the project is 24x36 sheets and some (phases) are on 11x17 sheets - grids are an issue 

The grids on the 11x17 sheets are just way too crowded on the overall plan.... we started looking for varible sized grid heads but there aren't any and the work arounds are hard to keep track of in a large project so what I have done is hide in view by element and so I am only showing the outside building grids in the overall view and that works pretty well  

 


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Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:59:39 AM | Grid-head sizes set to be view specific?

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Step 1 : Open the Grid Head family and delete the circle.

Step 2 : Create 2 circles of different sizes in a new 'Generic Annotation' family with 2 different names say G1 and G2. G1 with 1/4" circle and G2 with 1/8" circle.

Step 3 : Load this Generic Annotation family into Grid Head family and place at the center.

Step 4 : Load this Grid head family into your project.

Step 5 : With the V/G settings in Generic Annotations under Annotation Category tab you can control G1 and G2.

Hope this solves your problem.


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Tue, May 31, 2011 at 11:56:56 PM | Grid-head sizes set to be view specific?

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Assuming the text will always be say 3/32" or there abouts, create your grid bubble annotation family to have the different sizes that you desire, then create subcategories for each size and put that size on said subcategory.  Load into project, then in your view, turn off all but the correct subcategory in visibiliity graphics overrides.  Best part, is this can be controlled via a template also.

 

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Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 6:06:12 AM | Grid-head sizes set to be view specific?

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Mr.thetabest, i didn't undestand why you are repeating the same solution and more over it is not clear. You may create a subcategory(for Generic Annotations) in the Grid family but can not move the lines into it. You have to create in 'Generic Annotation' Family only and load into the Grid family.


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Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 3:15:22 PM | Grid-head sizes set to be view specific?

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Actually, you CAN create the subcategories for grid head, but once I played with it, for some reason there is no option in visibility graphics overrides, and thus it falls apart...

@Pavan - sorry we can't all be as mighty and powerful as you... I'll be sure to NEVER help you. Winking


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