In a previous Training series blog post, I showed you how easy it is to create new plan views using Ideate BIMLink
In this post, I will show you how to place viewports onto a sheet using Ideate BIMLink. 

Using one of the 300+ pre-loaded link definitions, select the 03 Viewports-Create_New. 

Place Viewports
Ideate BIMLink ships with MANY pre-loaded link definitions that help you create new Revit elements easily.  

The link definition contains data such as the view name, sheet number, coordinate point and viewport title data.

Place Viewports
The important information here is the coordinate and viewport title data, as this will allow you to place the viewports and view titles on the sheets accurately.

In Microsoft Excel, fill out the information of the viewports you wish to create (e.g., the view name and sheet number you wish the view to be placed on). You can use the coordinate data to place the viewport and the viewport title. If you are creating views similar to existing ones, you can copy the existing coordinate data.

Place Viewports
Remember to add the ‘NEW’ in the element ID column.

When importing back into Revit, the viewports are created, and the views are placed onto the sheets.

Place Viewports 
Using Ideate BIMLink, you can quickly bulk create views, viewports and sheets and place the views onto the sheets. Creating sets of drawings in Revit has never been so easy. Refer to the Set Up Projects Help topic for additional information and a short video on this process. 

For additional training tips, check out our Training blog series.

About the Author

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.