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    We use photos for demolition work all the time. There is no Photo Callout symbol in Revit so a while back we made a Generic Annotation Photo head (which looks like a callout bubble with dumb text) and we created a Generic Annotation Arrow that we can insert onto the Generic Annotation Photo head and then rotate it around to the view that the photo was taken.

    I hate using dumb text. That defeats one of the main joys of Revit. Is there a way to create a photo callout with smart text that follows the photo?
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    Default Re: Photo Callout?

    You can set up your photos in individual drafting views - use the elevation marker and reference the drafting views before placing the marker. Rotate as necessary.

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    Default Re: Photo Callout?

    Thanks for the reply Megan,
    This just might work,,,, curious, is there a way to rotate the elevation (just the arrow) and keep the bubble readable?
    Dave Griffith

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    Default Re: Photo Callout?

    You don't rotate the elevation view arrow itself. Instead rotate the circle the arrow attaches to.

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    Default Re: Photo Callout?

    The text should stay readable when you rotate an elevation. If you click on it, there is a tiny rotate icon that will show next to the symbol - you can click this and rotate without having to use the rotate command.

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    Sorry it took so long to reply. I tried to reply yesterday but my network connection kept failing. I just want to thank you both for showing me how to fix this problem. I had not even thought about using an elevation callout. I've been doing it this old way for a couple of years. What a waste. Smart callouts are the only way to go, less chance of error. Thank you both SO MUCH!!!
    Dave Griffith

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