View Full Version : Visibility and Plotting
2007-10-25, 09:21 PM
There have been a couple of threads lately about view templates which got me thinking. I work for a small firm where I'm the only one working in Revit so I usually can remember to correctly reset the visibility of stuff before I plot. However, since there are so many ways to control visibility in Revit, I could see this being an issue in a multi-user setting. So my first question is, is this a problem in a multi-user environment or do most people reset things when they are done? If it is a problem, then what methodologies do you use to try and manage the problem? View templates? Duplicate views with different view settings for plotting? Whacking people's knuckles with a ruler if they cause things to be plotted incorrectly?
2007-10-25, 09:55 PM
My general rule is, once a view is placed on a sheet and correctly set up, don't mess with it.
If you are adding view specific elements (dimensions, annotation, tags etc) then go to the sheet view and activate the view and work in there.
For changes to the model and to sort out real problems, I will always create 'working' or 'personal' views as duplicates of each level and then I can manipulate these to make the task at hand easier (turn things on and off, hide elements, change graphics, alter view range etc) without screwing up the plot view.
I do this whether I am working alone or as part of a team. Just one less thing to have to remember when I need to plot a set and need it now.
2007-10-25, 10:02 PM
... without screwing up the plot view.
Are the views on your sheets controlled by the default view templates for each type or have you created "plotting" view templates for the views on the sheets?
2007-10-25, 10:31 PM
Generally I'll just apply the template rather than use the default template approach.
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