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Most building departments have rigorous graphic standards checklist requirements that must be met before a permit can be reviewed. In New York City, as well as many other jurisdictions, this checklist includes the need to number your sheet set with the page number and total number of sheets within the title block, as shown below. Follow these steps and or watch this video to automatically number your sheet set.
In the following example we will use the sample file called “Commercial_Sample_Project” that ships with Revit to automatically add a sheet number and total number of sheets value to the title block.
Ideate ReNumber can be used within a Schedule, View List, or Sheet List to automatically edit instance properties in the order they are listed. In the example below we will update the existing Sheet List to include the “Checked By” parameter which is referenced by an out-of-the-box rule within Ideate ReNumber. The use of this system (built-in) parameter in the example below lets us skip over the need to first create a custom shared parameter.
If you are using the “Checked By” property for its intended purposed in your own projects, you will want to create your own shared parameter instead as described in Update the Title Block section
Ideate ReNumber can now be used to automatically update the value of the “Checked By” parameter when used within this schedule view.
Now that the values for the “Checked By” parameter have been automatically filled out, the next step is to Update the Title Block so that this value can be displayed.
The “Sheets — 1 of ##” rule automatically fills out the “Checked By” value, but until that value is displayed in the title block our work is not yet done. In this next section we will update the title block family to review the use of the parameter in a label and adjust the text accordingly.
Now you should see the title block information displayed as required for permitting. If you want to use another system or shared parameter to hold this value, you will need to complete the optional step below and edit the rule. The parameter MUST be a shared parameter or a built-in parameter, liked “Checked By” in order to display in the title block family.
If you want to use a parameter other than “Checked By” you will need to edit the title block, as noted above, and also to edit the ReNumber rule. In this last (optional) section we will edit the existing rule, make a duplicate, and then edit this rule to fill out a different parameter. To edit the ReNumber rule:
Watch this corresponding video.
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