This little family is surprisingly useful:
Particularly good for situations where you want to dimension something but you can’t access the “host elements” – or you are worried the host witness lines may get changed or deleted (which would also delete the dimension.)
You could customize it to suit your own graphic requirements eg. add some dimension arrows and witness lines to it.
EDIT Due to a number of requests, here is a 2012 version for 2012 and 2013:
from the currently opened file!
So if you want to copy annotation and detail elements from one Plan View to another (without having to fiddle around with filtering of selections etc), just go to:
Then, browse to the currently opened file, select it, and then select the source view. Click to place. Done.
Also very cool:
- ● this command has intelligence with regard to Detail lines vs Model lines! Even though the Filter command cannot tell you if a line is Detail or Model, this Insert 2D Elements command will only bring detail lines
- ● running this command places the items onto the Clipboard as well. In certain situations, you can use the Paste Aligned command (such as between aligned Plan Views) AFTER you have finished placing the first instance of the 2D elements …
One of the main gauges of architectural space is a man. The proportions of his body serve specific module, significantly affecting the size of a work of architecture, its elements and in general on all subjects.
Robert Shamilevich, author of the blog Art Architecture, provides the following free Detail Component packages for download. Each link is a RAR file with multiple Detail Component families inside. These Detail Components may assist you in presenting your drawings, and in giving them some sort of understandable scale:
People (скачать образец семейства*)
Trees (скачать образец семейства*)
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Art Architecture: Архитектурный рисунок в Autodesk Revit
When you have a Detail Component family open, and you choose to right-click on a Detail Group (in the Browser) and ‘Save’ it, Revit actually saves this Group as a Family (rfa).
The resultant RFA file adopts the Category of the ‘parent’ family – that is, a Detail Component (Detail Item).
See video below: