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    Grid cleanup

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    When I copy/monitor the grids from the linked Architectural model, they come in all bunched up as in the first image. So I clean them up as in the second image. No problem. But I have to do this for each floor. Is there a way to copy them to other levels in their fixed-up state?
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    "Propogate Extents" should take care of that for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingjosiah View Post
    "Propogate Extents" should take care of that for you.

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    I wish it were true but I don't think that Propogate Extents will offset the grid heads in each view and I believe that's what the OP is after. I wonder if this is something that Dynamo could do? It is a royal PITA when one has a multi story building...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Jones View Post
    I wish it were true but I don't think that Propogate Extents will offset the grid heads in each view and I believe that's what the OP is after. I wonder if this is something that Dynamo could do? It is a royal PITA when one has a multi story building...
    Thats actually exactly what Propagate Extents is for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Thats actually exactly what Propagate Extents is for.
    well damn, learn something new everyday! I was going to say that I don't use PE very much. Now I know it's because I didn't know what it could do. We'll fix that situation

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    A Scope Box will also help keep them aligned nicely. Place a Scope Box, and then assign it to your Grids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Thats actually exactly what Propagate Extents is for.
    I just wish it wasn't such a PIA to use when views are cropped / dependent

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    Yeah I already know about the propagate extents, but I can't get it to work right. Here's what I tried:

    Select all grids on the floor plan.
    Click propagate extents.
    Select the plans I want the extents propagated to.

    This does not work so far. The plans I want the extents propagated to are the same size, same crops, and some are just duplicate views.

    It seems strange, because when I select the grids on the floorplan and then tab over to another plan, they are selected there too, as they should be I guess. But how does Revit know from which plan I am doing this? Does it matter if the grids are 3D?

    I realized that if I duplicate a view with detailing AFTER I have already cleaned them up, that works well. But if I create a new view on a new level, I'm out of luck. And I also fear that if the Architect changes all the grids, I'll have to do this all over again.

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    Did you try a Scope Box?

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    I just tried the scope box (for the first time ever)

    It does fix the grid bubbles, but it creates more problems in that it changes all the grids to be continuous through the whole plan. That doesn't work. See attached images.

    Again, I'm not a pro with the scope box. I just created it all around the entire plan, selected all the grids, and associated them to the scope box.
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