We are continuing our monthly Ideate Software blog series entitled Wishlist Granted. Each blog article features real user requests from Autodesk forums and discussions as well as from Ideate Software customers.
Today, we are looking at additional Revit Sheet and View Management requests. One of the top Revit Ideas is to have more control on the placement of Revit Views on Sheets. It has 897 votes and counting! Back in 2016, Purvi Irwin logged the idea with these important details:
More Control Over View Placement on Sheets
Guide Grids are not the most easy to use and useful tool in Revit. It would be much better if view titles and views could snap to reference planes, or some other "non plot" element within a sheet border. I hate to say it, but AutoCAD does this better. Are you going to let AutoCAD be better than you, Revit?!
Ideate Align, Ideate SheetManager and Ideate Clone, three of the tools in our IdeateApps collection, have several features designed to ensure your views are organized within your sheet set in a way that is both logical and easy to use. One improvement we recently made to this process is the ability to also control the view title. This feature is available in Revit 2022 only due to API limitations in the older versions, but it really makes our tools shine.
In the image below, you’ll see that the views on the selected sheets can now be aligned with the sheet on the left while at the same time allowing you the option to align the view titles. We will, of course, also match the view title length at the same time.
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IdeateApps> Align for Revit 2022 elegantly handles view title placement and line length as part of the alignment process
You can learn about this and other view placement features in IdeateApps in the What’s New in IdeateApps video.
For more information on how to align view titles, please review this topic: Help: How to Align View Titles (2022)
At Ideate Software, we are focused on delighting our customers. With Ideate Software there is no need to wait for future Revit releases to see your idea turned into a reality.
Please review our other Wishlist Granted posts.
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.