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Working with placeholder sheets

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Video: Working with placeholder sheets

A new feature in Revit 2011 allows us to create sheets from our sheet list called placeholder sheets. Creating such placeholders allow the sheet index to be built ahead of time in anticipation of the sheets that will be required by the set. This can provide a useful planning tool early in the project and make the process of adding sheets quicker when the time comes to do so. I'm in a file called Placeholder Sheets. This is actually the condominium project and unlike the office building project, which was created from the commercial template, this one was created from the default template.

Working with placeholder sheets

A new feature in Revit 2011 allows us to create sheets from our sheet list called placeholder sheets. Creating such placeholders allow the sheet index to be built ahead of time in anticipation of the sheets that will be required by the set. This can provide a useful planning tool early in the project and make the process of adding sheets quicker when the time comes to do so. I'm in a file called Placeholder Sheets. This is actually the condominium project and unlike the office building project, which was created from the commercial template, this one was created from the default template.

And the default template contains no pre-built sheets. So if you look here on the Project Browser you can see that the Sheets node is empty. So I have a sheet list. With the Modify Sheet List tab active on the Ribbon, there is a New Rows button over here. And if we click that it will actually create a new unnamed sheet and it will suggest the name A101. I'm going to accept that name, and I'm going to change the name of the sheet to Floor plans.

Then I'll click New a couple more times. These are both floor plans because we have three floors in this building. This one I'm going to change the name to A201. This is going to be Building Elevations. We'll add another new one. Notice it will go to A202 automatically. And then I'll create an A301 for Building Sections. So we'll start with just those.

Now, the next thing that I could do is I could either right-click down here on the Sheets node and choose New Sheet, the same way that I did in the previous movie or when I'm over here in the sheet list, there's actually a shortcut to the New Sheet command right here on the Ribbon, so I could click that. It really doesn't matter which method I use. Both get me to the same place. Now, if you did the last movie adding sheets then you've seen this dialog before or a similar version of it. We've got the same title block choice here.

We don't have the B size, but that's fine. We don't need that. We're going to large-size title block. We could click Load if we needed our own title block. But unlike the previous movie where we added an individual sheet, here we see placeholder sheets. So we can actually create our new sheet based on one of those placeholders. And in fact, if we hold down the Shift key we can select the entire set of placeholders all at one time. Click OK. And if I expand the plus sign next to Sheets, you'll see that it will create all of those sheets for us in one step.

So that's pretty handy. A nice fast way to create all those sheets, and all that leaves us is the task of actually adding the views to the sheets. So here's my first floor plan. Drag the view in and you drop it on the sheet where you would like it to go, and then we would open up the additional sheets and just repeat the process. And let me just point out one last thing to here before we end is notice these orange lines here, you may recall from the adding rooms movie that we added those lines, those room separation lines, and I made them orange so they were easier to see.

You may also recall that I told you back at that time that we would not be printing those items. Well it turns out if you see something like that that you want to make a modification to, you don't have to go back to the view directly. It turns out you can actually right- click directly on the viewport and choose Activate View. That allows you to reach right through the sheet and into the view, and I can select the room separation line. Come up here to the ribbon and choose Hide by Category.

And that will hide the room separation lines across the view. You can right-click again and choose Deactivate View. So if you notice some little thing that you need to fix, you don't have to actually leave the sheet at all. You can take care of it right there. So in the next movie, we'll talk about how we can line up the floor plans across different views, but feel free to go in and drag the remaining views onto the sheets that you've created from the placeholders here on your own set.

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Revit Architecture 2011 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 59s
    1. Welcome
      1m 27s
    2. Using the exercise files
      32s
  2. 13m 45s
    1. Introducing building information modeling (BIM)
      3m 0s
    2. Working in one model with many views
      5m 51s
    3. Understanding Revit element hierarchy
      4m 54s
  3. 47m 31s
    1. Using the Recent Files screen and the Application menu
      3m 21s
    2. Using the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
      5m 3s
    3. Understanding context ribbons
      3m 0s
    4. Using the Project Browser and navigating views
      7m 37s
    5. Using the Properties palette
      10m 1s
    6. Selection and modification basics
      10m 27s
    7. Accessing Revit options
      8m 2s
  4. 42m 18s
    1. Creating a new project
      3m 26s
    2. Understanding the importance of template files
      5m 7s
    3. Understanding project settings
      6m 9s
    4. Opening and saving projects
      9m 9s
    5. Adding levels
      5m 0s
    6. Adding grids
      8m 41s
    7. Adding columns
      4m 46s
  5. 58m 21s
    1. Adding walls
      8m 39s
    2. Using snaps
      6m 39s
    3. Understanding wall properties and wall types
      7m 24s
    4. Locating walls
      7m 34s
    5. Using the modify tools
      7m 33s
    6. Adding doors and windows
      6m 37s
    7. Using constraints
      4m 47s
    8. Adding plumbing fixtures and other components
      4m 8s
    9. Using Autodesk Seek
      5m 0s
  6. 50m 52s
    1. Working with DWG files
      7m 51s
    2. Creating topography from a DWG link
      7m 45s
    3. Understanding CAD inserts
      6m 8s
    4. Using import tips
      4m 6s
    5. Creating a group
      9m 20s
    6. Working with Revit links
      9m 3s
    7. Managing links
      5m 51s
    8. Understanding file formats
      48s
  7. 1h 2m
    1. Working with floors
      8m 37s
    2. Working with footprint roofs
      7m 13s
    3. Working with extrusion roofs
      6m 0s
    4. Roof modifications and examples
      6m 27s
    5. Working with slope arrows
      6m 17s
    6. Adding openings
      8m 13s
    7. Working with stairs
      7m 41s
    8. Working with railings
      4m 29s
    9. Working with ceilings
      7m 36s
  8. 35m 52s
    1. Creating a custom basic wall type
      6m 10s
    2. Understanding stacked walls
      7m 31s
    3. Adding curtain walls
      6m 50s
    4. Adding curtain grids, mullions, and panels
      6m 44s
    5. Creating wall sweeps
      8m 37s
  9. 32m 43s
    1. Using object styles
      4m 45s
    2. Working with visibility/graphic overrides
      6m 52s
    3. Using Hide/Isolate
      7m 11s
    4. Understanding view range
      7m 40s
    5. Using the Linework tool
      4m 2s
    6. Using cutaway views
      2m 13s
  10. 21m 44s
    1. Adding rooms
      7m 4s
    2. Controlling room numbering
      8m 16s
    3. Understanding room bounding elements
      6m 24s
  11. 27m 2s
    1. Understanding tags
      7m 42s
    2. Adding schedules
      6m 50s
    3. Modifying schedules
      6m 8s
    4. Creating a key schedule
      6m 22s
  12. 48m 38s
    1. Adding text
      7m 21s
    2. Adding dimensions
      7m 26s
    3. Adding symbols
      3m 54s
    4. Adding legend views
      4m 42s
    5. Creating a detail callout
      6m 25s
    6. Using detail components
      9m 36s
    7. Adding filled and masking regions
      9m 14s
  13. 34m 39s
    1. Understanding families
      2m 37s
    2. Using reference planes, parameters, and constraints
      10m 46s
    3. Adding solid geometry
      8m 40s
    4. Adding void geometry
      4m 49s
    5. Completing the family
      7m 47s
  14. 32m 6s
    1. Adding sheets
      7m 58s
    2. Working with placeholder sheets
      4m 16s
    3. Outputting sheets to a DWF file
      6m 5s
    4. Exporting to AutoCAD
      5m 50s
    5. Plotting and creating a PDF
      7m 57s
  15. 25s
    1. Goodbye
      25s

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