Sunday, 2 September 2007

Use of SIM views (amended)

In order to reference the "HOK Best Practice Details" details (which are drafting views) on a plan/section/elevation view we need to create a callout and select the "Reference another view" check box.

Every view type has a type parameter called "Reference Label". The text value of the reference label is a parameter of the view but it's appearance is controlled by the call out type. There is no user override of this behavior.

Current HOK policy states: Reference labels such as "TYP" "OPP" "REV" are never allowed. SIM" might be OK but is not recommended.

In the future we may want to use "SIM" to have an explicit Revit meaning: To distinguish actual views of the model from drafting or duplicate views. This is one of those situations where the Revit behavior is based on a clear logic and traditional practice is sort of fuzzy. For now let's stick to policy but should we ever have the need for multiple reference labels such as "OPP" and "TYP" we can easily create a separate view type for each label.

Creating multiple view types are possible only for Elevation, Section, and Detail views. Only one type of Floor Plan view is allowed which means we can only have one text option--most likely this would be "SIM". Placing the text manually is also thought to be a valid substitute for the parameter.

Lee Miller adds: Can you verify if the Reference label is filled out? To do this select the elevation or section tag, and select the type properties. (14 Sept)

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