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Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 6:01:19 PM | saving and loading a section or detail to and from a library

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so i have created a section that i would like to use in other projects. so i go to file and save to library-view. then when i open a new project and try to load it, it loads almost the whole project that i saved from. all i want is that 2d section that i have created. i will need to do this many times with details and so forth to create my company standard details. and i do not wish to export the section or view to acad file and reimport it to a drafting view. is there any way of accomplishing this?


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Wed, Nov 28, 2007 at 8:04:01 PM | saving and loading a section or detail to and from a library

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When you generate a view with a section or a callout or a detail you are using the actual building model.  So anytime you wish to use the view again you will be pulling in the building itself.  What I do is make drafting views of common details such as typical wall sections or door and window details and keep them in a library where everyone can get to them.

If you already have an autocad library of these kinds of details, it is very simple to import them into revit drafting views.

Good Luck

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Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 1:31:32 AM | saving and loading a section or detail to and from a library

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If it is a 2d section, it must be drawn in a drafting view.  To transfer the you simply right click and copy to clipboard.  Open the project you want and go to: edit>paste from clipboard and the 2d drafting view will transfer.  This is the faster way I know how to do so.  You can copy multiple drafting views at a time.  Hope this helps

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Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 2:32:40 PM | saving and loading a section or detail to and from a library

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That is fast, however you have to have both projects open which, depending on the size of the file, can be time consuming.  What I do is, I have all of our details (drafting views) in a file called, you guessed it, drafting views (really creative).  These are views that I and the rest of the drafters have created on various jobs and after a few months I just copied them into this one file where everyone could access it.  Now, when we need a wall section, door or window detail, ADA, whatever, we just click on "File" - "Insert From File" - "Views". And in there you can put a check on whatever details you want to pull into your current project without opening some other project and without being limited to the details in that other project.

I hate that feeling of telling someone else what they may already know.  You seem pretty sharp and you may have already known what I just told you.  Anyway, I appreciate your advice.



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Thu, Nov 29, 2007 at 11:31:08 PM | saving and loading a section or detail to and from a library

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What I do is export the sectional view to DWG and re-import the DWG into a Revit drafting view, do some tweeking with the text and save the drafting view to my library. maby not the best solution but it works.


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Mon, Dec 3, 2007 at 3:12:07 PM | saving and loading a section or detail to and from a library

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That's not a bad idea for creating them.

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