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Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 6:09:27 PM | Placing a Key Plan on every sheet (suggestions???)

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We have a campus type project where multiple buildings need to be identified in a small key plan in the corner of the sheet.  Any suggestions on how to make a key plan without making a ton of drafting views?  (There are over 80 sheets that needs the key plan in the bottom corner and I didn't want to make that many drafting views). 

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Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 6:37:08 PM | Placing a Key Plan on every sheet (suggestions???)

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Legend Views can be placed on multiple sheets and support drafting lines.  I tend to use them for Key Plans.

 


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Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 6:51:59 PM | Placing a Key Plan on every sheet (suggestions???)

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that worked perfect

 thanks so much


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Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 7:29:18 PM | Placing a Key Plan on every sheet (suggestions???)

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Tom,

can you post an example in raster format of one of your Key Plans

 



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Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 9:22:48 PM | Placing a Key Plan on every sheet (suggestions???)

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Charles,

I keep my key plans simple dumb drafting lines and filled regions.  I start off by placing details lines around the model with the pick option and then TAB to get the entire perimeter.  Then I cut and paste those lines into a legend view and then set the scale to something that fits in our keyplan area of the titleblock.

If the model changes significatly I have to do it all again or simply eyeball the changes in my legend view.  In the case attached I have three legend views and the lines are all grouped so changing one changes them all.  The filled region is added to show the active area of the building on the sheet.

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Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 5:04:08 PM | Placing a Key Plan on every sheet (suggestions???)

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That was the method that we used to use. What we do now is paste those drafting lines into a symbol family and scale it all down. We make a Type for each Key plan and used those types to control visibility of the filled regions. Then, throw the right symbol on a sheet. It basically works the same, but with VERY minor differences:

 

1) scales can't vary and there's no scale factor for the well-intentioned to screw with

2) clutters our less cluttered symbols list rather than our already cluttered legends list

3) puts all filled regions in one place for easier editting

4) we don't have to turn off the view title every time we place it

5) our engineers are less confused by loading symbols than copying legends

6) wrong keyplan? highlight and change type rather than delete and drag new one into place 

 

Like I said, VERY minor differences...just another perspective.



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Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 5:13:28 PM | Placing a Key Plan on every sheet (suggestions???)

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forgot one, which is actually one of the handier ones...

 

7) can "Copy>Paste Aligned>Select Views by Name" Symbols but not Legends


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Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 10:48:15 PM | Placing a Key Plan on every sheet (suggestions???)

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We actually use detail lines in the titleblock and then add YES/NO parameters to control which areas are highlited (filled region).  We have a parameter for the outline aswell so it can be turned off completely if necessary.

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Thu, May 15, 2008 at 5:23:58 PM | Placing a Key Plan on every sheet (suggestions???)

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see the thread and the comment i made in "Key Plan"...i found a very useful way by creating a symbol

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Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 3:32:14 PM | Placing a Key Plan on every sheet (suggestions???)

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A link to the thread that Atlanta is reffering to: http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=4699

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Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 1:43:18 AM | Placing a Key Plan on every sheet (suggestions???)

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I am running Revit 2012 and have been using it from version 2009.

This is always a problem when dealing with large size buildings as the client always wants a key plan as to know what and where the plan is.

The best and easiest way i found doing things was to insert a detail line Key Plan on my Title Block Family.

As I still use AutoCAD normally we have the key plan in the Title block and simply switch off the Layers/parts of the key plan we dont want to view on the particular drawing.

The same can be done in Revit by using Visibility (Instance) Parameters.

The way I did it was to export a base plan to AutoCAD then import that file into my Title Block and then explode as I dont want to draw every detail line. Then add shaded regions and text for each of the key plan parts eg. Part 1, Part 2 etc. I place the corresponding region and text in a visibility (Instance) parameter eg. Part 1 region and text in Part 1 parameter so as to have total control on the drawing sheet.

Once done load into project and enjoy your hard/easy work.

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