Every day, our Ideate Software Support team fields all types of questions from AECO professionals all around the world. We recently had a support question from a large UK engineering company that wanted to easily isolate unused Revit view templates, select multiple templates, and then delete them. Their existing process was to review each view template and try to see if it had been used within the project. We were pleased to tell them that Ideate StyleManager makes the process so much easier.
Ideate StyleManager will automatically display the usage of the Revit project's view templates without requiring use of the Analyze button. A view template can be used by a view and by a view type. Simply SHIFT Select on all the unused view templates and delete them with one click. Note: ‘View Template” does not apply to family files, so Ideate StyleManager is disabled when editing .RFA files.
You will see clearly into your Revit projects with 20/20 vision and Ideate StyleManager.
Please review the following Help article for more information on using this tool to manage your templates.
Use Ideate StyleManager to find Revit information beyond Styles and Materials
Notice that all the view templates were used 21 times in this example. Someone should be playing Blackjack!
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About the Author
Richard W. Taylor, Associate AIA – Technical Evangelist
Richard has more than 30 years of experience working for companies that develop architectural and engineering software solutions, such as Intergraph, Bentley, and Autodesk. He has over 20 years of Revit experience, and he was part of the original development of Revit while at Revit Technology Corporation. He worked for 12 years at Autodesk, where he presented, taught, and worked to improve features in Revit. Richard holds both a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. As Technical Evangelist, Richard works with AECO clients worldwide, developing and consulting on BIM solutions. Find Richard on Twitter and LinkedIn.