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    Default annotation symbol scale

    I'm attempting to create a horn/strobe family using an annotation symbol for the plan view.

    What I'm not understanding is how the scaling of this symbol will work. In ACAD, I would draw the symbol at 1:1 and scale it according to the drawing scale I was working in, x48 for 1/4" scale, x96 for 1/8" scale, etc. Digging in to one of the receptacle families that came with Revit, I see that the annotation symbol is 11/64" tall when created but is almost 9" when inserted into a 1/4"=1'-0" scale drawing.

    What determines how the annotation symbol will be scaled?

    Thanks for any help offered.

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    Default Re: annotation symbol scale

    If the annotation symbol is 1" tall in the family, it will print 1" tall, doesn't matter the scale of the view you inserted it.

    Andre Carvalho

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    Default Re: annotation symbol scale

    Then how come when I change the scale of a plan view the receptacle symbols in the view change size? The receptacle symbols are annotation symbols embedded in a receptacle family.

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    Default Re: annotation symbol scale

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisl.224505 View Post
    Then how come when I change the scale of a plan view the receptacle symbols in the view change size? The receptacle symbols are annotation symbols embedded in a receptacle family.
    Well, if the receptacle is, let's say, 1" and you add it to a wall that is 6" wide, at scale 1:1 the receptacle will be 6 times smaller than the wall thickness. Now if you change the scale to 1:100 the receptacle will get bigger to be able to have the same 1" tall when you print the view.

    Andre Carvalho

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    Default Re: annotation symbol scale

    Okay, I understand what you're saying. Thank you very much, Andre.

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