Isn’t it strange that Scope Box is a property of datums (like Reference Planes and Levels), AND its also a Property of Views (Floor Plans, Elevations, Sections etc) in the FAMILY environment, yet there is no tool to create a Scope Box available? (we are talking Revit 2012 here)
If you add a keyboard shortcut to Scope Box – it doesn’t work in the Family Editor…
If you add Scope Box to the Quick Launch toolbar – guess what? The Scope Box tool suddenly ‘appears’ in the Family Editor – but it is always greyed out. Remove it from Quick Launch, and it disappears just as suddenly… check it out:
How are we going to get around this one? Simple – use this method to transfer a Scope Box from the Project Environment to a family RFA. From there, we can copy the Scope Box from family to family as needed!
Here is another gift from What Revit Wants – a Generic Model family with a Scope Box in it that you can copy to other families:
It’s pretty funny that you can’t even Create Similar once you have a Scope Box in the family!
How will you use a scope box in a family now that you have one? None of the things that it does have any role in the family editor.
I had a family with Reference Planes that were really long, but I wanted to be able to quickly and easily crop the Front Elevation view in the Family. Sometimes the view Crop controls can be a pain when the aspect ratio of the view is exaggerated… so I'm basically using the Scope Box as a quick Crop tool.
I guess its not typical usage for a Scope Box, but I think saying 'none of the things that it does have any role' is going a bit far maybe?
I guess I'm guilty of accepting the status quo. In my situation, I can't recall the last time I've cropped a view in a family. I suppose if I was working on a really big one I might. I did recently for part of an airport but cropping the view wouldn't have helped. There have been times that it would be nice to adjust a group of reference planes all at once so I'm not suggesting that having a scope box wouldn't be a benefit. I've often wished that reference planes behaved more like grids do relative to each other… Read more »
I didn't, but (checking…), nope it doesn't show.
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