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Thu, May 17, 2007 at 4:49:41 PM | Column Grid Text

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HELP!

Our firm is new to the REVIT world and we are in the process of setting up some of our office standards prior to embarking on our pilot project. We have a seemingly simple question......

Is there a way to have the text (label) inside the column grid head to rotate with the column bubble? (we like to have the text read perpendicular to the grid line it is attached to).

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Do we need to create a different grid head for each different angled grid line? (Please tell me that we don't).


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Fri, May 18, 2007 at 3:24:51 AM | Column Grid Text

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Unfortunately, No this is not possible without having multiple grids types.  But even that's not going to work for you.  If you create rotated grid head type for plans in section your grid head will be wrong as well as it will incorrectly show rotate.

 I tested everything i could think of and i was unable to have the grid text rotate to for horizontal grids.  Is it really that critical, it seems like such a little thing...

 This seems to be one of those days wherever everyone is asking for things i've never heard requested before??


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Fri, May 18, 2007 at 12:06:59 PM | Mr Spot

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Quoting Mr Spot from 2007-05-17 22:24:51

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 This seems to be one of those days wherever everyone is asking for things i've never heard requested before??

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Mr.Spot, that's probably due to the expanding use of Revit, and everyone trying to bring all their old 2D drafting standards with them. As the old saying goes "you ain't seem nothing yet"

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Fri, May 18, 2007 at 2:23:15 PM | Column Grid Text

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Thanks for the replies so far. However, I would like to make a comment regarding this forum and the posts to individual questions as I've read hundreds so far on various topics. I'm seeing a pattern. Please keep in mind that every firm has their own BRAND identity and some like their "stupid 2D" CAD drawings to look a certain way. While I would agree that some old standards of practice will fall by the wayside, certain little things set one set and drawings apart from another. Just because Revit is a very powerful 3D modeling tool, at the end of the day, most people are still using it to produce 2D construction drawings.

With that being said, to continue to respond to people's questions with "is this really necessary?" or "old 2D CAD standards...blah...blah...blah..." doesn't help anyone. It's okay to tell people that things on their wish list may not be possible, but try to do it with tact instead of belittling thier question. You'll earn more respect that way rather than just racking up post points in this forum.

Our firm has committed to Revit and we are very excited about it. I'm certain myself and other members at my firm will be posting questions regularly and appreciate any constructive feedback we can get. Thanks for reading my rant. See you in Revit City again soon.

 Roltzie, AIA


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Fri, May 18, 2007 at 6:05:26 PM | Column Grid Text

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hi Roltize,

if i affended you in any way by my statement, i apologize. all i meant was that the amount and variety of things being request is only beginning. Whether that is good or bad, or why a person wants to do something a certain way does not matter to me. i was simple making a freindly statement to Mr. Spot about why he may be having the kind of day in question. Also i think the key words in my quote which you left out is "all their".

We all have things we like to see in our drawings. i am sure we all are committed to Revit or we wouldn't be on the site. Welcome to forum and ask any and all questions. Most people here on the forum are more that willing to try and help.

 

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Mon, May 21, 2007 at 4:31:48 AM | Column Grid Text

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I don't think anyone was belittling the question.

The reason i asked if it was really necessary is quite often people get on this forum who get very bogged down with making their revit drawings perfectly match their old ACAD drawings.  Yes its great to get them as close as possible but there is usally something stopping you from perfectly matching them.

Remember the many advantages of revit far outweigh its limits with some of the text formatting or symbols display (elevation markers)...

And i also find the upgrade to a new BIM software as a good time to revise your standards so that they are streamlined to work with revit.

Another one is grid dimensions.  I've seen numerous workarounds people use to have their grid dimensions display ala acad.  All of which double the time it takes to dimension your grids.  Realistically they are still showing the same information and being as proficient and profitable as possible i believe is more important.

 

That said.  Certainly post these as wishlist items, just don't be offended if people ask why?


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Tue, Dec 11, 2007 at 3:33:36 PM | Column Grid Text

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I have found a solution to this problem....I encountered the same issue with my Principle wanting the text rotated inside the Column symbol to be oriented perpendicular to the Column Line.

 First off, you create several different Column Head Symbols (Grid Head Family) with the Text Oriented every 45 degrees in every direction.

 Then in your regular Drawing you can create several different Grid Types that indicate the orientation of the text.  Be sure, once you create the Grid type, to edit/new that type and change the 'Symbol' to your Grid Head with the Correlating Text Orientation.

Did I just confuse the hell outta people?  Or did you all get that?  Worked like a charm for me and didn't take to much time.


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