We all know and love how we can duplicate a sheet AND swap the viewports using Ideate Clone, one of the tools in our IdeateApps collection. If you want to clone multiple sheets at the same time, is there another way to do it?

Within Ideate SheetManager, another IdeateApps tool, you have the ability to create sheets from unplaced views.

Three Steps

  1. Select the view or views that you wish to create sheets from

    Select the view or views
    You can select multiple views from which to create sheets. 
  1. Choose an existing sheet to act as a template for the newly created sheets. Click “Create” and let Ideate SheetManager do its magic!

    Choose an existing sheet to act as a template

    You can set the sheet number and naming from this dialog as well as specifying any additional views or annotations you want to add to the newly created sheets.
  1. Rename and renumber the sheets from this dialog after they have been created 

    Rename and renumber the sheets
    Use Find and Replace to speed the process

Eight sheets created and eight views places on those sheets
8 sheets have been created and all 8 views placed on those newly created sheets.

This video gives a more detailed step-by-step look at the process.

Using Ideate Ideate SheetManager you can create new sheets from existing views quickly and easily. Creating sets of drawings in Revit has never been so easy.

Refer to the How To Setup Projects help topic for additional information and a short video of the process. 

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Steve Deadman - Customer Success Manager - EMEA
Steve provides support to customers and helps them get a strong return on their software investment. He has a B.Eng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering and various certifications in engineering. Before joining Ideate Software, he worked at several top architectural firm in the United Kingdom where he specialized in the implementation and management of BIM processes and technology. Find Steve on LinkedIn.


More about Tools in the IdeateApps Collection

Ideate SheetManager, featured in the blog post above, is just one of the tools in our IdeateApps collection of tools we developed to streamline the tasks performed by Revit users most often. You can get high-level descriptions of each tool on our website. Here are links to a few blog posts that provide details. Find more at the IdeateApps sections of our blog posts. Here are links to some of the many posts about IdeateApps tools:

  • Renaming Sheets to ISO 19650 Using Ideate ReNumber – Did you know you can use Ideate ReNumber to sheets to the BS EN ISO 19650 standard? It’s easy with the rule created and saved in the bonus rules that ship with IdeateApps that targets the Sheet Number parameter that contains 5 of the 7 information container field descriptions described in the ISO: Functional Breakdown – ZZ, Spatial Breakdown – XX, Form – D, Discipline – A, and Number – 000000. The rule can be edited to suit any company standard or variation of the ISO 19650 standard. For more, check out the online Help topic.
  • Duplicate Floor Plans to Ceiling Plans with Ideate ViewCreator – Included in the May 2021 release of the IdeateApps plug-in for Revit is the ability to use Ideate ViewCreator to duplicate floor plans to ceiling plans. This blog post lists the step-by-step instructions on how to use the “Duplicate” rule in Ideate ViewCreator to easily create new ceiling plans that will match the crop/scope box conditions and the 2D grid conditions in the floor plan, and that will be automatically given logical view names. Go to Ideate ViewCreator online Help for more on managing batch creation workflows.
  • Why is a Revit Element Hidden in a View? Categories, phases, disciplines or worksets can impact a Revit element’s visibility within a selected view. So can scope boxes, crop regions, view filters, design options, level and grid extents, and view ranges. The list goes on and on … there are at least 50 different ways to hide an element in Revit, and they can be very difficult to diagnose. Ideate XRay is the answer! Ideate XRay allows you to use a powerful selection wizard to easily find the Revit element within the view. The blog post provides some high-level information and directs readers to a short how-to video, Help topic, FAQs, and a recording of a 30-minute webinar for more information.
  • Duplicate a Revit Sheet with Ideate Clone – A search of the Autodesk Revit Ideas Forum will reveal a top, longstanding request for the ability to duplicate or copy a Revit sheet. As Ideate Software develops tools to fill gaps in Revit functionality, we launched Ideate Clone as part of the IdeateApps add-in for Revit collection in 2017, not long after the initial Revit ideas request. With Ideate Clone, you can copy a sheet with viewports, and the new sheet will match all title block properties and sheet properties. You’ll also be able to place unplaced views on the new sheet that align with the previous viewports. In addition to reading the blog post, you can review an overview video on Ideate Clone, check out the Help topic, read the FAQs, and watch a recording of a webinar

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