August 21st, 2011, 09:50 PM
I can print my drawings to pdf and add a watermark in Acrobat (pic 1), but I wonder if watermark can be added in Revit, or if the text (letters) can be transparent, so everything behind is visible (pic 2). Thanks.
August 21st, 2011, 10:11 PM
Well, it can be:
Create a drafting view
Sketch the text using Filled Regions with a grey solid fill set to transparent.
On you sheets, place this over the text and it should work.
August 22nd, 2011, 12:41 AM
...yeah, I was thinking about it, ...eventually gave up on it as time consuming option, hoping for better more flexible solution - 'real' text that can be updated as needed. It looks like Acrobat is the way to go then.
...maybe in 2013
August 22nd, 2011, 03:28 AM
Wrote a post about a watermark technique back in January 2006 and the good news is it still works in 2012. Work around warning, it involves a dwg file with the text and using a legend view but it does work.
August 22nd, 2011, 05:31 AM
Isn't that going to result in the dreaded "as indicated" view scale in most cases...
Originally Posted by Steve_Stafford
August 22nd, 2011, 07:25 AM
Well, to set up maybe. But the drafting views can be saved out to your template so you can reuse them
Originally Posted by PijPiwo
August 22nd, 2011, 06:20 PM
True, but I thought it would be possible with true text watermark somehow.
Originally Posted by mdradvies
Steve's idea is not quite working for me.
...I think I stick with Acrobat for now.
August 22nd, 2011, 09:19 PM
Yep, if you show that on the sheet anyway. With a view title the scale is already there, why show it again...
For the technique to work I believe the legend needs to be wireframe.