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Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 12:29:54 AM | Crop Region in Drafting View




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I started using Revit in March of this year (for landscape) so will contribute more over time.  I have found that more often than not, the workflows required for anything unusual are a series of workarounds.  I appreciate it when experienced people help with workarounds, but it's hypocritical to become dogmatic about those methods, because they themselves aren't intended functionality.

As an example, a diagramattic jpeg belongs neither in drafting or model view, but probably 'scrapbook view' or something similar. For simplicity's sake, drafting view is more like a scrapbook view, and with the added crop region, would be much more useful for imported imagery.  This would also retain model space for modelled elements.

Aside from this opinion, it adds consistency to view manipulation with absolutely no drawbacks, so why not?

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Fri, Dec 23, 2016 at 10:11:52 PM | Crop Region in Drafting View




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I can think of a reason for a crop region, since I need one:

We have just switched to revit from ACAD. We are doing very similar building for our client to one we previously did in ACAD. (We thought it would be a good precedent to "copy" to help us learn revit). 

We are on a time crunch for this client, and wanted to simply tweak some wall sections we had made previously in ACAD. We'll then reference those in via drafting view in revit. At 3/4" scale on a 3 story building, you can see how a full section will not fit on a typical Arch-D page. In ACAD, we used breaklines and multiple viewports to "shorten" the walls, which is something that can easily be done with crop regions in revit. Except now I CAN'T, because it's a referenced drawing in a drafting view. 

Yes, I realize ideally we'd be referencing from the model, but with all the details already drawn in cad, we can greatly shorten the time spent on these sections, or so we thought. 

So yes, crop regions are needed. And simply by people requesting the need, I'd say they are needed, and people shouldn't just say we're wrong. 

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Sat, Dec 24, 2016 at 11:17:13 AM | Crop Region in Drafting View




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My workaround for that is a family with masking regions... Or masking regions directly over the drafting view. I also think that drafting views should support crop.


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Tue, Dec 27, 2016 at 3:29:52 PM | Crop Region in Drafting View



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I don't have Revit here to test this but it's worth a shot to try it.

  1. Create a model view section.
  2. Link in your wall section and place it.
  3. Now turn off all model elements (If your section dosen't show, you may have to turn on detail - I can't remember).
  4. Now turn on the crop region and split the view up.

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