Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Revit Sheet setups

Creating new sheets are pretty easy right. Well that is pretty clear fact, all you have to do is click the create new sheet button in the view tab. Now setting up and duplicating sheets that is a problem. When you create a new sheet you get a title block and that is about it. If you always have Sheet General Notes, Reference Keynotes and Sheet Keynotes on a sheet as the National CAD Standard suggests you would have to add each of these different Revit schedules to a sheet one at a time. There is a faster way, well actually there are two.

The first is to create a Master sheet that has the different schedules already inserted. Once you have this master sheet all you have to do is copy it to the clipboard then paste it into the project. There are some warnings to this though. You can not have anything but annotation objects (Drafted lines, Schedules or Text) on the sheet. You can not have legends on the sheet either.

The second is to have a master source file that has sheets setup with the note schedules inserted already. With this method you can have typical General notes already established for different types of sheets, as well as their sheet numbers and names. This method uses the Insert From File command to insert the sheets into the current project.

I've described these two different methods, and you might think you can only use one or the other, but in the over all life time of a project you could and probably will use both methods. The second method would be to start a project, and the first would be for if you need to add any sheets during the project.

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