As a company committed to developing software that addresses persistent Revit challenges, we regularly review posts to the Autodesk Knowledge Network. One of those posts asked about setting annotation crop sizes. This was Autodesk’s response:

“Thanks for taking the time to submit your idea. Unfortunately, this idea did not get the support of the community over the last 6 months and as such we will not be pursuing it at this time. Please feel free to rework (titles and clear descriptions are really important) and resubmit this one down the road.”

Do not despair! We heard you and we built the ability to batch edit annotation crops into Ideate BIMLink. 

Annotation crops are typically used on dependent views as a way of hiding text and dimensions. They are also used on non-dependent views to crop and/or include section and elevation markers without callout or other duplicate views. Because Revit does not permit the editing of more than one crop offset at once, this new function in Ideate BIMLink can be a significant timesaver for large projects.

For more information about this and other new features included in the May 2018 release, check out this Ideate BIMLink video

Visit the Ideate Software website to learn more about how Ideate Software applications can streamline your Revit workflows.

About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, NCARB – Director of Software Development
Glynnis is a registered architect and has worked within the building information modeling (BIM) industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is the Director of Software Development Services and continues to work with AECO clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to BIM challenges. In her spare time, Glynnis volunteers for the local high school and with growitgreenmorristown.org. Find Glynnis on LinkedIn.