Viewport and Scope Box Management

Analyze, rename, merge or delete Revit viewports and scope boxes found within Revit projects with Ideate StyleManager.

Viewports

Viewports are used in Revit to control the how the view is displayed when it is placed onto a sheet. The choice of viewport type impacts the view title display. Ideate StyleManager displays all viewports defined within the project. Use the Analyze button to understand if the viewport is in use. Viewports do not apply to family files so this tool is disabled when editing .RFA files.

Tips for Managing Viewports

  1. Review any viewport that has not been used. If you are not sure, ask the BIM Manager if it can be deleted. 

  2. Viewports that cannot be purged by Revit can be safely deleted by using Ideate StyleManager. When you use Delete on a viewport with 0 usages it will be purged from the project.

Scope Boxes

Scope boxes are used in Revit to control the extents of views and the display of levels, grids and reference planes within views. Ideate StyleManager displays all scope boxes defined within the project. Use the Analyze button to understand if the scope box is in use and which levels, grids, reference planes or views are referencing that scope box. Scope boxes do not apply to family files so this tool is disabled when editing .RFA files.

Tips for Managing Scope Boxes

  1. Review any scope box that has not been used. Ask the BIM Manager if it can be deleted. If you delete without asking you will regret it later!

  2. Select any element shown within the Usage pane, and double-click or pick the Show button to open a view where it can be seen. If it has been assigned to the wrong scope box, use the Properties panel to re-assign.

  3. Rename any scope box by selecting it on the left and using the right-click option.

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