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Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 3:39:43 PM | Another Wish!!

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My wish is that revit views have a check mark for "freeze view", so when you finished the information on a view, you freeze it and no other information generated on the future will appear on that view. 

 This may be helpful when you have a lot of sheets and you dont want to go from the first to the last sheet turning off every section or callout you did for a detail on a single sheet and you don't want them to appear on the whole project.  

 Hope my revit wishes to come real, heh.


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Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 5:24:52 PM | Another Wish!!

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There is an add-in under extensions called freeze drawings that creates a drafting view with 2-D linework of any model view in revit.  Obviously, you can never update it when the model changes, but that's what you want it's a great tool.  We use it sometimes to create a 3D isometric that we can then add text and sections to since you can't do that in an actual 3D view.

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Fri, Dec 3, 2010 at 1:28:03 AM | Another Wish!!

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Thanks, I´ll check it out right away. But my wish stills. Just the way that tool works, but without converting everything into 2d. I mean, what if you need to "unfreeze" the view to add an element later on... If you unfreeze it later all the elements that you generated while the view where in "freeze mode" remain hidden and you ad your element, freeze it again and continue working.

I think it would be a very useful and time saving tool....


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Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 3:11:18 PM | Another Wish!!

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It's an idea - but the feature would need a "frozen on & by" watermark if you plan to distribute the model since views are accesible by others in your design team - and you'd want them looking at current information - if you want them to look at something you're happy with and want them to act on officially, then surely that's what .dwf, .pdf or paper is for?

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Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 7:24:12 PM | Another Wish!!

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I know what you mean, but when you generate new information that dont need to be seen on the entire project (sections, views, details, callouts) the process becomes a mess and you have to enter each view and hide elements. Maybe this issue has a very good and practical solution and I don't know it jet.

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Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 9:25:14 PM | Another Wish!!

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I think what you are really looking for is beyond what could really be done... Unfortunatly.  Currently we can take a "snapshot" and have it show us only that moment...  But I think it will be too difficult to implement, especially because what happens when a change occurs and you want just that bit to change in the view?  Well unlocking/pausing, whatever you call it the view will allow all the other changes that you didn't want to have show up appear in the view.  BUT this has been the bane of my experience too, and a great wish, because I hate how I can have a perfect print, and then after a day or two, suddenly start getting artifacts (created by user error) appearing on my sheets...

 Just in case you missed it, when you set up your print, there are a bunch of check boxes, one of them is hide unreferenced views... Thus, if a view isn't on a sheet, it will not show up when you print.  This is especially helpful because we ALL leave sections here and there as we build our models.

I enforce the following on my teams:  If you like your working section view, then name it after yourself, but NEVER put it on a sheet.  I periodically go through, or have someone else go through and delete any unamed view.  So for example, my sections are typically "Trent - 1" and "Trent - 2" and I use these sections by moving them around to wherever I want them.  They don't show up on our print though, because they are not on a sheet.

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