In Revit, you cannot easily transfer Dependent views from one Revit project to another. Here’s one way you might workaround this issue:

  1. Make them Independent by using Duplicate with Detailing (resultant duplicate is Independent), you can do this for a batch of Dependent Views using Bonus Tools. Or you can do it slowly, one by one, using the right click and Convert to Independent option.
  2. Select those new independent views and save as selection set with Dynamo (see image below). Load the selection Set and Ctrl+C. Note: this method allows you to Copy all of the required plan Views directly to Clipboard, without having to select Crop Regions as would normally be required…
  3. Paste Aligned – Selected Levels into the target model
  4. Copy View Templates if necessary, you can use this method for individual templates
  5. Reapply any View Templates as necessary

Note: applied Scope Boxes should automatically be copied with the views

One of the most popular addins for Revit to date is the simple section box tool by Coins. But what about doing the same thing in 2D? Paolo has put together a macro (and shared the code) that crops a Plan view around a selection of elements. Nice job!

From Punto Revit:

I’ve been asked by a  reader if it is possible via Revit API to crop a plan view around a selection of objects, if there are no scope boxes associated it can be done in a fairly easy way.

You can find the code here

Original post:

There are at least two ways to work around the fact that a Plan Region will not affect the viewing of Topography elements.  From the AUGI forums (2007):
Alex Page
What about having a ‘cut-plane’ of the view above the topography and doing a plan region around your house? (ie: reverse the logic)

You could try creating a view of the toposurface from a higher vantage point that doesn’t include showing the building. Then overlay this view with the view of the building (overlay on a sheet that is) at the level you want without the toposurface. This way the two views give you the whole but permit the two different cut planes you really need. If you set the toposurface view to wireframe it should give you the look you want, guessing what that really is, though.

Plan regions have no effect on Topography?? [Archive] – AUGI