Ideate ViewCreator for Revit can automate the naming of newly created views by referencing various view properties such as the view type (“Floor Plan”) or the level name (“Level 01”). Additionally, when the Default Part is used, we are able to reasonably predict new view names based on the existing view name and its use of text that matches the parent view or data associated with the level, like elevation or number.. If these built-in methods do not result in your desired naming scheme, you may want to use custom parameters.
This topic details how to use a custom parameter to control the level name within the view for situations when the level name property does not match the desired text for that level. For example, the level name might be “First Floor” but you want your view name to be “Level 1 — Floor Plan”.
In order to use a consistent naming pattern for level-based views when the name needs to vary from the level name parameter, create a new project parameter for Level instance elements. Ask your BIM manager to create this parameter, or follow the steps below which will both create a parameter and setup a Level Schedule to facilitate editing the parameter values.
Next step: Load the “Level Abbrev Type” rule.
Once the custom parameter has been created within the Revit project, a view rule can be created or edited to use that parameter as part of the view name. In this example, a Sample Rule that ships with the product, is used.
You are now ready to automatically name your plan view names based on a custom level-based parameter. Nice job!
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