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    Placing Views on Sheets

    Stupid question:
    I'm trying to place some dependent views onto sheets. I can collect the views, the sheets, the viewport location from the reference view, and filter everything appropriately, but when I run the graph it only places the first view in the list regardless of what the lacing is set to. If the lacing is set to Longest or Cross Product it will return nulls for everything... I'm assuming it is something dumb that I'm not doing correctly but I can't figure out what.

    The sheets & dependent views all exist in the file already, just want to place them.
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    Are you in 1.3.3 or 2.0? Custom nodes will potentially break between versions.

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    Looks like 1.3.2
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    Where does "Tool.PlaceViewOnSheets" come from? You might want to see what the insides of that node is doing.

    I also have "Viewport.Create" in Rhythm which places views on sheets.
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    Tool.PlaceViewOnSheets is from SteamNodes. Inside is a couple of inputs and some Python. Nothing looks funny in terms of only running one sheet at a time, but I'm not very good with python...

    Thanks - I'll check it out!

    edit: The Viewport.Create from Rhythm worked
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    Stupid question; even stupider reply:
    I had a similar graph that was driving me nuts for a while.
    It would place the Dependant Views on the Sheets just fine, but it wouldn't place the parent Views.

    Scratched my head about that one for a few days until I realized that, since there wasn't anything ON the parent Views, Revit itself wouldn't place them. Revit won't let you place an empty View on a Sheet. Since the Dependent Views has Scope Boxes and Crop Regions, they had something visible, and thus Revit was fine with placing them.

    Had to adjust the workflow to make sure we model something - or at least place Grids - between creating the Views and placing them on Sheets.

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    Had the same issue when making a load of drafting views on sheets, for details to be filled in later.
    I just put some text with the view name in each view before placing.

    I would actually suggest you dont turn on grids when placing views.. They stick out of the viewport, and the view gets placed by the midpoint of the extents not the midpoint of the viewport. So with grids on the views can end up all a bit off centre.

    Something I also do is put the view placement coordinates in the Title Block. Then you can place a list of views on a load of sheets with different formats, and read the correct position from each title block Type/Size. I guess it would be possible to do the same for legend, detail, section coordinates in the same title blocks and build the whole sheet in one go.
    Last edited by josephpeel; August 3rd, 2018 at 02:26 PM.
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