Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Estranged Views

Recently I was asked if there was an easy way to determine if there are views in the project that may have been overlooked... poor, lost estranged views. The problem was that so many folks had been working on the project that no one knew for certain if every detail that had been drafted had actually been put onto a sheet yet. There are actually a few quick methods to determine where your views are at that I know of, my favorite though is to just create a quick view schedule. It's incredibly easy, just go to the view tab, hit the Schedules pull down and select View list.




 It's just like making any Revit schedule, you'll need to select a few fields to schedule, in this case the "View Name" and the "Sheet Number"...




 and viola, a list that tells you what sheet each view is on, if it doesn't have a sheet, well it's not on a sheet, get on it! How are you using view lists to make Revit project management easier?




Edit: For another method, where you narrow down views not on sheets via your project browser, check out Steve's post over at Revit OpEd

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

cONVERTcASE.nET

Recently it dawned on me that just because this blog is called the "Revit" blog doesn't mean that's the only thing I have to blog about! So today I just wanted to quickly share a handy little webtool that helps you change the case of a bunch of text in one fell swoop. This is pretty handy if you've ever started typing with the caps lock key on (or off) or if you receive a bunch of typed general notes in the wrong case that you need to add into your drawings. I think I use it most often to convert the list of sheets I need to add to the Cover sheet for consultants not using Revit. I swear, I ask for a sheet index to be sent to me in all Caps and they send it in all lowercase to spite me, ha, they don't know I have convertcase.net! Bookmark it!


Edit: As noted by an anonymous tipster below, you can actually do this inside of MS word, if you don't want to navigate to a website (or you're already working in there) here's where you find it:


Good to know! Thanks!