Plan view alignment on separate sheets

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Plan view alignment on separate sheets

Postby Grass Hopper » 19 Jul 2006, 19:17

Is there a way of aligning floor plan views on separate sheets? eg. Eight level building, one plan view per drawing sheet. The different level plan views appear in the same position on each sheet.
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Postby Wesley » 20 Jul 2006, 09:55

There is no snap mode that allows you to do this within the project. If you know where you want the plan to go, I would add two invisible lines into the titleblock itself. This way you can sanp any view onto their intersections, ends, etc and know that it will be the same from sheet to sheet. You could also then move each view offset from that point by a matching amount if need be.

Not fantastically elegant, but it does get the job done.

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Postby Grass Hopper » 20 Jul 2006, 11:41

Thanks Wesley,
I also tried using two centrally crossing reference planes with a strong reference in a 'project' title block family. This seemed to offer a locating position to the centre of the plan view. However if the building differs from level to level this central location seems to move? Or maybe I've been looking at it for too long?

I found your solution to be more easily implemented.

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Postby Wesley » 20 Jul 2006, 11:52

I wouldn't think the reference plane would move in relation to the views, but I find that for positioning in relation to sheets I just find them hard to use (can't snap to intersections, etc.). the invisible lines are nice and simple in concept.

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Postby monumentum » 24 Jul 2006, 18:28

I use the same method as Wes suggested... But you would think that Revit, in its otherwise infinite wisdom, would have developed a simple method to deal with this issue by now!
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