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Wed, May 16, 2012 at 7:13:08 AM | viewport annotation box

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Can anyone tell me how to switch off the fat box that belongs to a viewport. It has no real function and it's only visual when you hoover over it with the cursor. It is part of a system family that describes the viewport.



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Wed, May 16, 2012 at 12:24:20 PM | viewport annotation box

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The viewport (sheet) box has a function.  It shows the limits of the view including annotations and the view crop box and will change according to the limits of those items.  It does not print so what is the problem? 


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Wed, May 16, 2012 at 12:35:46 PM | viewport annotation box

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The only problem is that it disturbs me a lot. And to me it us useless. Is it possible to change the color to white ? So that I don't have to see them ?


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Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:15:33 PM | viewport annotation box

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WWHUB you never help anyone, you never give any helpful advice you generally just chide them and tell them how great revit is.  I get what this guy is saying.  I am having the same problem, there is a box that shows up on my screen when i hover anywhere on the sheet and i cant adjust it and it doesnt correspond to crop view or crop region or annotation crop see pics below,  I did the same thing three previous times on this sheet with zero problems.. WHy is this now happening?



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Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:30:05 PM | viewport annotation box

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Not a good idea to rip on one of the most active and HELPFUL members on this forum and then ask for help from them.  This is a LEARNING website, and some of the questions that are asked can be answered by trial and error before they are brought up.. teach a man to fish mentality if you will. 

 

However in response to you question I see that you have your crop box pulled in tight but do you actually have it applied to the view? What revit are you using? Do you have all of the updates installed?



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Sat, May 31, 2014 at 12:59:56 PM | viewport annotation box

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1. the other poster is correct: a LARGE % of the 'helpful' posts by WWHub are 'did you try reading the documentation' type answers, usually in a fairly snarky tone...  how is THAT called for ? evidently he is the only person on the planet aware that there is *some* sort of documentation on the software ?  i don't care he *does* provide useful answers otherwise, his repeated browbeating of -particularly- noobs to 'go read the help' mantra is, well, NOT helpful...

2. sorry, autodesk's documentation is -with few exceptions- bs (as MOST s/w companies are, and as autodesk's has been forever), and you have to wade through multiple sites, multiple places, multiple threads to MAYBE get SOME useful information: saying 'go read the docs' is NOT an answer, it is an invitation to wasting an hour or two...

here is a not-very-exaggerated made-up example of Autodesk's (and others) 'help' or 'documentation':

DRAW: The DRAW command DRAWs.  The end.

(NOT to mention: we pay zillions for beta s/w and they can't be bothered to send physical media, much less a curse manual i can page through without spending a hundred dollars printing it out ? c'mon, that is just cheap and disdainful of your customers.)

3. by and large, i ALWAYS find user forums to be BETTER information sources that get you quickly and directly to the solution; AND -MOST importantly- find out (which autodesk will NOT inform you), that this or that feature is borked, or that you have to work around something this or that way...

4. as a relative revit noob, *I* found the representation of the stupid 'viewport' on the sheet to be both distracting and useless...  sure, experts like you guys look down on us idiots who don't know the *OBVIOUS* function of it, but maybe a DISTILLED EXPLANATION from the superior Reviteers would provide THOUSANDS of people a quick answer they won't find in an hour of searching around.  some VALUABLE posters do that, and THANK YOU very much...

'go read the help' is useless 'help'...

 


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Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 12:47:21 PM | viewport annotation box

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Is there a question or a useful answer in here or did I just waste my time reading this?  Thank you for your "contribuition" to this site. 


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Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 1:49:40 PM | viewport annotation box

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For other readers, charleyy joined about 8 months ago and has only one other post. 

 

After reading and responding to many posts over the years, we moderators have seen a common thread in many of them.  The poster asks their question in a manner that indicates they never looked in their Help because we know when the answer is there and very obvious.  

 

Some newbies are not yet aware of how good Revit's Help is or they don't understand that simple one word searches work best.  Whenever we see this, we try to give the poster the BEST advice we can and that is to point out how good the Help is and that the user is far better off to use that initially rather than coming here. 

 

When an answer to the question is not easily found but still available in the Help, we point to where it is because the section in the Help with its images usually explains it far better then we can here.

 

Regettably, some posters only find personal value in negative posts.  Given some years of experience and maturity, hopefully that changes.


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