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Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 2:24:02 PM | scale bar for elevations and sections

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Hi All!

Who knows how to create a 2d Scalebar so you can put it directly in  section/elevation views without creating a drafting or detail view?

The point is that it should be annotative to scale changes, e.g. remain the same, always keep the same length in all scales, like any element - furniture item, people silouettes etc.

The scale bars which are in Revit City downloads are not very good - they are scale dependable. But 1meter everywhere is one meter.

Please help.


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Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 2:48:30 PM | scale bar for elevations and sections

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I haven't tried any of these from this forum but you might take a look at them and see if they help

http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?15835-bar-scale

 

I also found this tutorial, hope its helpful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHRdS325HoU


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Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 3:17:04 PM | scale bar for elevations and sections

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Thank you.

I've actually created metric and imperial scale bars for plan views - they work perfectly. You put them at your plan, then move them aroun, change their graphic view etc. 

But to make the same for an elevation is a probleme for me.


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Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 3:31:45 PM | scale bar for elevations and sections

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I guess I know how to do it for elevations as well. 


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Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 8:25:22 PM | scale bar for elevations and sections

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Hey-- figure i can share this with you.  I made graphical scales for view titles.  Ranging from 1/8"=1' to 3" details. 

 

This is a zip file of 8 view title families.  Load them all in, and then select a view title that corresponds with the scale of your view.  It cannot autodetect and there is no way to do so as far as I know--but frankly it isn't bad or time consuming, and quite snazzy-looking.

 

hope this helps.



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Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 10:34:06 PM | scale bar for elevations and sections

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

They look really much nicer than i created. And it is a very good idea to combine them with a title.

I'll try to work with these guys. One thing in terms of suggestion: if you add one more foot at the left hand from the zeroand divide it to inches (i don't know at how many - 10 or 16),  it would be very convenient to measure relatively precisely with these scales.

Sorry, i'm not very skilful with inches and big their brothers. 

 


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Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 10:57:12 PM | scale bar for elevations and sections

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Ohh--unfortunately they're made specifically for inches.  However, you can edit the families easily and rescale them correctly for metric if that's what you need!  Just try to keep the upper left corner of the scale bar in the same place, in-family.

 


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Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 11:48:03 PM | scale bar for elevations and sections

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I'm new to these inches and terrible scales - you are genii if working with these measurement systems. And scales are especially terrible/ Instead of put something like 1: 50 or 1: 100 you use things which other people couldn't even imagine. I wish one day you will work with metric system.

Thanks again for the scalebars. Today it's already not urgent, because we already sent the drawings to the client.

But it is interesting to me how did you create these bars?

 


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Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 12:03:56 AM | scale bar for elevations and sections

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Yes, I agree that imperial is ridiculous. Just think of it abstractly-- 3/32" = 1'.  It's just a number that's on a scale, we don't try to imagine the actual ratio.

 

These are "view" annotation families.  The scales themselves are just filled regions with a bit of text.


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Sat, Jun 23, 2012 at 1:15:58 AM | scale bar for elevations and sections

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I've never thought that scale bars could be combined with view titles, and therefore be  in "View Annotations" family.

The way you put them is very logical.

However, i went a defferent way trying to create a scalebar which you could just place

to any view without further thinking. You put it to a view, it remains there,

and does not change in size when you alter the drawing scale.

You  fill with it an "empty" spot in your drawing and can forget about it. It's like you put a real 1 metre scale on a floor, 

how people do when taking pictures of, for instance, a crime scene.

Just digits change their appearance according to scale to be readable.


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