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    Custom View Tags. Help Please

    bad viewport title.JPGHi all, I need help

    we have a project that has been put out to tender. and now we're starting to generate Addendums.

    the way I'm doing them is I'm duplicating the view that the addend'ed item is in, making the change, surrounding it with a rev cloud, then putting it on a seperate title block for our addendums. here comes my problem.

    we're going to have multiple addendum packages for this project, so it's a relatively long complicated name for each adendum sheet. here's what the stucture looks like
    abc-add2-ask01
    abc is our project code
    add2 is the addendum package
    ask01 is the drawing number.

    now on the view tag for the drawing, I just want it to say "ask01" and not the whole abc-add2-ask01 ... but I am limited by the label choices in the view title system family.

    is there a way to make it truncate the abc-adds part ? only showing the drawing number ?

    how could I create a whole new and custom view title. or am I going about this the wrong way ? attached is a picture of the ugly view title. notice the large string of text on the bottom of the circle. that's what I want to avoid.

    #2
    The only thing I can think to do would be to have a separate shared parameter that you would put into your annotations that contains the "ask01" field. But the parameter wouldn't be linked to a real sheet number and would have to be adjusted manually.
    Scott D. Wilson, P.E.
    Principal/BIM Director
    L.A. Fuess Partners Structural Engineers
    Dallas, Texas

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      #3
      Originally posted by drafterjohn View Post
      ...now on the view tag for the drawing, I just want it to say "ask01" and not the whole abc-add2-ask01 ... but I am limited by the label choices in the view title system family...
      How does this view title tag work? In the image that you posted as an example, "Copy of South Elevation - Parkade" is "View name", then, what parameter is assigned to the label below the detail number, the long label that you want to abbreviate?
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        #4
        Originally posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
        How does this view title tag work? In the image that you posted as an example, "Copy of South Elevation - Parkade" is "View name", then, what parameter is assigned to the label below the detail number, the long label that you want to abbreviate?
        that is the Sheet Number Parameter. This is the one I would be happy if I could Truncate so it was just showing "ASK123" .

        Scott, I was thinking along the sames lines as you, but wish I didn't have to do that. it's one more step, and one more thing to potentially have to double check.

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          #5
          I don't see a solution for this. The reasons are:

          Revit does not have any functions (available for the user) to truncate a string.
          Views must have a unique name.
          Browser organization works for views, not for sheets.
          Sheets must have a unique number.
          Title view families do not accept shared parameters.
          Another type of family that can accept shared parameters would lose other things such as the view name and detail number, which pertain to title view tags, only.

          In summary, think of another way of entitling your views in your addendum sheets, that is not dependent on the title view tag, but on the information on the title block. Also, it is recommended that you create a new Browser organization, as per set name, which will allow you to separate the main set of views from the addendum sets of views.
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            #6
            Originally posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
            I don't see a solution for this. The reasons are:

            .....
            In summary, think of another way of naming your views in your addendum sheets, that is not dependent on the title view tag, but on the information on the title block. Also, it is recommended that you create a new Browser organization, as per set name, which will allow you to separate the main set of views from the addendum sets of views.
            I have been playing with browser organization. I have that one sortof figured out. and I will approach the firm with changing how we name views. theyr'e set in their cadd ways ... " This is how we did it in cadd, can't revit do that ? " I tell them " No revit can't do it that way, because that way is illogical , revit won't let you cheat but cad does ..." lol cadd cheats.

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              #7
              Originally posted by drafterjohn View Post
              ... " This is how we did it in cadd, can't revit do that ? " I tell them " No revit can't do it that way, because that way is illogical , revit won't let you cheat but cad does ..." ...
              You're doing the right thing in telling that to them. I have a friend, Lisa Drago, whose signature in the forums includes the following sentence:

              "You can't think AutoCAD and run Revit."

              I agree with her.
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                #8
                Okay,

                I am not sure if this helps. There are 2 name strings for each View in Revit. As Alfredo has suggested there is no way of automatically shortening a name string. Aside from the "View Name" string, there is a "Title on Sheet" string (2 below View Name in properties) that allows an independent name string. Could this help? The View can be named correctly (long) yet shown on sheets as just the ask01 (short). This would need to be entered manually.

                Hope this helps
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                Combating ignorance daily through learning.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Tim West View Post
                  ... Aside from the "View Name" string, there is a "Title on Sheet" string (2 below View Name in properties) that allows an independent name string. Could this help? The View can be named correctly (long) yet shown on sheets as just the ask01 (short). This would need to be entered manually.
                  It would help if the OP wanted to truncate the view name. Unfortunately, he wants to truncate the "Sheet number" string instead, which is in the lower half of the bubble, in his custom View Title tag.
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                    #10
                    Yeah it's the Sheet number string that I want to alter.

                    I'm not happy with the solution of having to make a view tag that has no sheet number, and then adding raw text into the sheet for the "truncated sheet number " . I find it to be sloppy.. if someone who doesn't know how the sheet was set up is on there and moving things. it can get messy fast.

                    given more time, I will try to make some sort of frankenstien annotation .

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