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Working with placeholder sheets

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Video: Working with placeholder sheets

There's more than one approach to adding sheets. And I need a few floor plan sheets.

Working with placeholder sheets

There's more than one approach to adding sheets. You can wait until you have several views drawn, and then add your sheets as you need them, perhaps in preparation for a printing deadline that you might have. Or, you can pre-plan and set up a sheet index ahead of time and build a series of empty sheets that are ready to receive views as they become available. Or you could really do any combination of those things. I'm in a view here called Placeholder Sheets and this project does not have any sheets yet. I'm going to use the placeholder sheets technique to add the sheets to this project. As you can see, I'm looking at a sheet list and this sheet list just includes the sheet number and sheet name fields.

And what I'm going to do is instead of coming down here to the Project browser and right clicking and adding the sheet here, like we did in the last movie, I'm going to add the sheets directly in the schedule. And you do that by using the rows panel here on the ribbon, click this little Insert button here, and choose Data Row. When I do that, you'll see that it will automatically create sheet a101. And you could renumber that if you don't like that number. And then, of course, over here you can type in the name you want the sheet, such as Floor Plans.

And I'm going to insert a couple more rows. And I need a few floor plan sheets. And just like other schedules I can just choose that previous name that I typed right off the list. Keep going, maybe I need a ceiling plan sheet. Some building elevations. And some building sections. Let's change the numbers on few of these. So once you've completed your sheet list, you can add the sheets at any time by choosing them off of this list. Now, we can certainly come over here to the Project Browser and right click and choose New Sheet again, or over here on the ribbon, there's actually a New Sheet button way over here on the right. Does the same thing.

And notice that the new sheet dialogue would allow you to create a new sheet on the fly here using the standard title block or we can select one or more of the placeholder sheets down here at the bottom. And what's nice about this is, you can actually select several of them at once. So if I select the first one, hold down the shift key and select the last one, I can grab the entire group of sheets and in a single click I can add my entire set of placeholder sheets to my list. Once I've got the sheets these are all empty title blocks but they're all named and numbered according to the way I named them on the schedule, and now all I have to do is add my views to the sheets.

So I can put the first floor plan on the first floor sheet, and I could do the second floor on the second floor sheet and so on. Now it's usually a good idea to go back and fine tune things a little bit. So, for example, if I start back here at the first floor plan and I'm kind of looking around and I say, well you know I didn't realize that all those orange lines were going to display, and you may recall from the movie on rooms and room separations that those are actually the room separation lines. Those are the boundaries separating the common room from the rec room for example. And I realize that I don't want those to display.

In Revit if you see it on screen, with few exceptions it will print. So if I don't want those items to print when these sheets print out then I need to hide them, and rather than going back up to the Project Browser, opening the view and hiding them there, it turns out that you can actually just right click right here, and choose Activate View. That will allow you to reach right into the viewport from the sheet, you can select that room separation line, use the Hide In View icon here on the ribbon and choose Hide category.

That will hide all the room separation lines in this view, then I right click again, I choose deactivate the view and the sheet is now ready to go. So we can create sheets, sheet by sheet or using the placeholder sheets feature it's a great way for us to build the sheet list ahead of time that's already properly named and numbered and ready to go. And when my team is ready to add the sheets they simply choose one of the placeholder sheets off the list or they can even create the entire list of sheets in a single step.

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Revit Architecture 2015 Essential Training

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Paul F. Aubin
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  1. 1m 56s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      55s
  2. 14m 43s
    1. Introducing building information modeling (BIM)
      3m 0s
    2. Working in one model with many views
      4m 48s
    3. Understanding Revit element hierarchy
      6m 55s
  3. 1h 11m
    1. Understanding the different versions of Revit
      2m 52s
    2. The Recent Files Screen and the application menu
      5m 20s
    3. Using the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
      7m 12s
    4. Understanding context ribbons
      4m 43s
    5. Using the Properties palette
      8m 31s
    6. Stacking properties and project palettes
      2m 49s
    7. Using the Project Browser
      5m 30s
    8. Navigating views (Zoom, Pan, and Rotate)
      5m 57s
    9. Selection and modifying basics
      9m 48s
    10. Understanding selection toggles
      3m 29s
    11. Accessing Revit options
      8m 19s
    12. Understanding view extents and crop regions
      6m 32s
  4. 47m 0s
    1. Creating a new project from a template
      7m 42s
    2. Accessing a multiuser projects using a workshare
      4m 16s
    3. Configuring project settings
      6m 27s
    4. Adding levels
      7m 40s
    5. Adding grids
      6m 23s
    6. Refining a layout with temporary dimensions
      6m 58s
    7. Adding columns
      7m 34s
  5. 1h 11m
    1. Adding walls
      8m 48s
    2. Using snaps
      6m 24s
    3. Wall properties and types
      7m 27s
    4. Locating walls
      7m 27s
    5. Using the modify tools
      9m 32s
    6. Adding doors and windows
      7m 39s
    7. Using constraints
      8m 24s
    8. Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
      8m 39s
    9. Using Autodesk Seek
      4m 19s
    10. Wall joins
      3m 0s
  6. 1h 10m
    1. Linking AutoCAD DWG files
      10m 16s
    2. Creating topography from a DWG link
      7m 43s
    3. Understanding CAD inserts
      7m 56s
    4. Import tips
      6m 31s
    5. Create a group
      7m 10s
    6. Mirroring groups to create a layout
      5m 3s
    7. Creating Revit links
      5m 23s
    8. Rotating and aligning a Revit link
      7m 6s
    9. Establishing shared coordinates
      6m 5s
    10. Managing links
      5m 10s
    11. Understanding file formats
      1m 42s
  7. 54m 17s
    1. Working with floors
      8m 57s
    2. Working with footprint roofs
      6m 22s
    3. Working with ceilings
      9m 36s
    4. Working with extrusion roofs
      4m 59s
    5. Attaching walls to roofs
      3m 17s
    6. Using the shape editing tools to create a flat roof
      6m 33s
    7. Working with slope arrows
      6m 0s
    8. Adding openings
      8m 33s
  8. 28m 51s
    1. Working with stairs
      7m 55s
    2. Adding railings to stairs
      3m 40s
    3. Working with component-based stairs
      9m 58s
    4. Adding extensions to railings
      7m 18s
  9. 49m 21s
    1. Creating a custom basic wall type
      10m 17s
    2. Understanding stacked walls
      8m 12s
    3. Adding curtain walls
      8m 17s
    4. Adding curtain grids, mullions, and panels
      10m 59s
    5. Creating wall sweeps and reveals
      7m 14s
    6. Model lines
      4m 22s
  10. 55m 2s
    1. Using object styles
      4m 19s
    2. Working with visibility and graphic overrides
      7m 3s
    3. Using view templates
      8m 16s
    4. Hiding and isolating objects in a model
      6m 37s
    5. Understanding view range
      7m 5s
    6. Displaying objects above and below in plan views
      6m 35s
    7. Using the Linework tool
      6m 27s
    8. Using cutaway views
      4m 25s
    9. Using sketchy lines
      4m 15s
  11. 22m 20s
    1. Adding rooms
      8m 15s
    2. Controlling room numbering
      6m 13s
    3. Understanding room bounding elements
      7m 52s
  12. 36m 37s
    1. Understanding tags
      9m 58s
    2. Adding schedule views
      7m 43s
    3. Modifying schedule views
      7m 12s
    4. Creating a key schedule
      7m 21s
    5. Using images in schedules
      4m 23s
  13. 58m 36s
    1. Adding text
      7m 29s
    2. Adding dimensions
      9m 2s
    3. Adding symbols
      4m 42s
    4. Adding legend views
      4m 51s
    5. Creating a detail callout
      8m 31s
    6. Adding detail components
      8m 52s
    7. Using arrays to duplicate objects parametrically
      7m 43s
    8. Adding filled and masking regions
      7m 26s
  14. 42m 49s
    1. Understanding families
      2m 37s
    2. Creating a new family from a template
      6m 29s
    3. Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
      8m 29s
    4. Adding solid geometry
      8m 40s
    5. Cutting holes using void geometry
      5m 9s
    6. Adding blends
      6m 2s
    7. Completing the family
      5m 23s
  15. 37m 22s
    1. Adding sheets
      7m 44s
    2. Working with placeholder sheets
      4m 3s
    3. Aligning views with a guide grid
      5m 57s
    4. Outputting sheets to a DWF file
      6m 34s
    5. Exporting to AutoCAD
      5m 42s
    6. Plotting and creating a PDF
      7m 22s
  16. 2m 38s
    1. Next steps
      2m 38s

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