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Tue, Jul 14, 2020 at 4:22:29 PM | Beginner on Revit 2020 - Interior Elevation Tag Issues




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Greetings once again,

As I try to adapt the office graphic standards from AutoCAD to Revit, I am running into issues.

First the office standard. I have attached a pdf for reference. As you can see, each room has a set of interior elevation (I.E.) tags starting with the symbol <1 through however many I.E.s each room requires. Each room starts with 1. When these I.E.s are displayed on a sheet, multiple rooms may occur on that sheet, therefore each view has multiple <1 views,  <2 views, etc.

Here is where I have an issue. I have a custom interior elevation tag which has a label that displays the Detail Number of the placed view. If I place the interior elevations of multiple rooms on one sheet, as is customary in our office, then the numbering system no longer works because what may be I.E. 1 for say a kitchen, it will be listed as I.E. 5 because it is the fifth view on a particular sheet, and I cannot have multiple views with the same detail number on any particular sheet.

Is there a way to make it so that each room can start at elevation 1 while having multiple rooms on a sheet. One thought I had was to have multiple yes/no instance parameters numbered 1-9 tied to text instance parameters so I can choose which one displays for each symbol. This doesn't work, however, as the Category Parameters do not list the text instance parameters. This has been driving me insane and I am starting to wonder if I am asking too much of Revit. I have attached some PDFs for graphic reference, and the family files I am using. 



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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 9:02:12 AM | Beginner on Revit 2020 - Interior Elevation Tag Issues



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You can sometimes bend Revit a little to make it conform but there are some FIXED rules that you can not modify.  This is the one you can not change.  EVERY VIEW ON A SHEET MUST HAVE ITS OWN UNIQUE NAME!  That means you can not have two views with the name '1' on the same sheet. This can not be modified.

This rule is the only way that Revit can make the views interact with the callouts so that if changed in one place, they all change.

Sometimes users have to alter CAD standards as well as Revit if they want to use both.

Some have tried using an appendage - yours might be the room number then the view like 101-1, 101-2, 101-3 and on the same sheet 102-1, 102-2, 102-3 etc.


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Wed, Jul 15, 2020 at 4:30:40 PM | Beginner on Revit 2020 - Interior Elevation Tag Issues




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Thanks for your time and help. It is understandable that certain areas of the software cannot be edited for the sake of software function.

I thought I was close, but no cigar. I added a shared text parameter (IE Number) to the interior elevation pointer family and loaded that into the body family. But after loading the body family into the project file and filling in the Room number parameter in the elevation properties, the symbol doesn't show the text. I may throw in the towel and accept that the Detail number assigned to the I.E. is the most streamlined way to have the symbol act and look the way it is intended based on the office standards. I will proposed the appendage idea as it is a simple and straightforward solution should come down to "we must have all room I.E.s start with 1".

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