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Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 6:07:40 AM | Beginner on Revit 2020 - "Dummy" view titles

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Greetings forum members,

I am new to Revit, and I am currently working on schematic design for a small building while creating a template that graphically resembles the office autoCAD standards. I have attached a pdf of what I am trying to accomplish with the Interior Elevation (I.E.) Sheets. As you can see in the pdf, the I.E. for each room are horizontally aligned, and the title covers all I.E.'s along that string of views.

The way I have set this up in Revit is that each I.E. viewport has a custom view title with the "<1" symbol. The number is a label set to the detail ID parameter. My issue arrises with how to accomplish the overall I.E. view title, which lists the room name, room number, scale, and the horizontal line that spans all of I.E.s of a room. With limited knowledge of Revit, my idea was to create a 'Dummy" I.E. view title using the generic annotation family. The biggest issue I have is giving the line an editable length parameter as this length will vary depending on the number of I.E.s and room size.

Does anyone know how to add that type of parameter, and in newbie language, explain how that is accomplished?

Better yet, does anyone have a better idea of how to accomplish the view title besides using a dummy tag from a generic annotation family? 

Any advice and help is much appreciated.

Regards.



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Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 12:06:11 PM | Beginner on Revit 2020 - "Dummy" view titles

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You can use two different tags.

  1. Has the <1 Name and line that is adjustable across the sheet.
  2. Just has the <2

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Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 3:24:15 PM | Beginner on Revit 2020 - "Dummy" view titles

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Something else you could do is have one of the elevations with the view title shown while the rest of the ones in the line are hidden.


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Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 3:27:45 PM | Beginner on Revit 2020 - "Dummy" view titles

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Simple. Organized. Straight-forward. Thanks for your help WWHub! The issue I am having now, is creating an editable label to show the room number (rectangle symbol on the attached pdf). Again, with my limited knowledge, I added a text instance parameter in the family types, but it doesn't show up in the "edit label" dialog box since the category parameters is set to "views". 

I have related, but separate topic question, but I will make a new post for that.

 

Thanks Again! Regards.


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Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 4:26:02 PM | Beginner on Revit 2020 - "Dummy" view titles

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I am still having issues creating the View Title to show properly. Please take a look at the attached JPEG for a batter explanation. I have also included the RFA file of the View Title. I can't help but reiterate the appreciation for your help!

 

Regards.

 

*Edit: I have figured out the "What" but I can't figure out the "Why". I made a few more I.E. and placed them on a sheet. The view title label correctly displayed the view name in both labels, but when I edit the "title on sheet" property, that action overwrites the "view name property" displayed in the label.



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Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 4:29:07 PM | Beginner on Revit 2020 - "Dummy" view titles

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Attached for reference is a purged .rvt file that I am working in.

edit: Attached file. What a pain to try to get this file below 2 mb!



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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 9:01:06 PM | Beginner on Revit 2020 - "Dummy" view titles

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Thank you all for taking the time to respond to my inquiry. This place is full of helpful information, but best of all, helpful users! Following the advice of WWHub, I used two view titles, one for the first elevation in a line which has the I.E. number/symbol, room number, and room name, and another for each subsiquent view which has only the I.E. number/symbol. The solution for the room number was to add a shared parameter, call it room number, and once the view title family was loaded into the project, it was an editable text parameter in the property of that view title. It isn't automated, but since interior elevation views are the only ones that I will have to use these two one-off view titles, it's something I can live with.

 

Thanks Again!


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