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    Copy and paste between plan and elevation Views

    This has bothered me for years...

    Copy say an imported dwg in a plan view, change to another plan view and you can use Paste to Current View.

    Copy an imported dwg in a plan view and then try to paste it into an elevation view and the blue outline appears in the right vertical alignment but there is no way to have it remain in that position that I can see.

    I seem to remember something about entering '0' and Return once upon a time but that doesn't work - if it ever did for this particular problem.

    Just wondered if it was possible somehow?
    William Sutherland rias riba
    WS Architecture Ltd

    #2
    I think this is because of the Workplane being set to a Plan View/Level
    as opposed to a reference plane that is vertical in an elevation.

    Try setting the current workplane to a vertical plane and then paste into the elevation?

    I have not tested this.....just a theory.
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

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      #3
      thanks Cliff,

      doesn't seem to make any difference - all I really need is some means of accepting the default position shown by Revit when I use Ctrl +V to paste into the Elevation View.

      In fact the same thing occurs even if I just copy and paste within the same plan View - there is no way I can see of accepting the default position offered by Revit.
      William Sutherland rias riba
      WS Architecture Ltd

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        #4
        Originally posted by willsud View Post
        ...In fact the same thing occurs even if I just copy and paste within the same plan View - there is no way I can see of accepting the default position offered by Revit.
        I think that Paste > Aligned to same place, does the same thing as accepting the default location. Try that, instead of Ctrl+V.
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          #5
          Thanks but Paste > Aligned isn't available in this situation - only Paste from Clipboard and Aligned to selected Views - i.e. plan Views.

          The blue ghost outline appears in the correct alignment vertically in the elevation View which is all I'm looking to achieve but I recall this was always a problem placing pasted elements to the offered default location.
          William Sutherland rias riba
          WS Architecture Ltd

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            #6
            I still think it's a workplane issue.

            I suspect that you can't copy something that is on a horizontal workplane to another view into a vertical orientation/workplane.........?????
            Cliff B. Collins
            Registered Architect
            The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
            Autodesk Expert Elite

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              #7
              Originally posted by willsud View Post
              Thanks but Paste > Aligned isn't available in this situation - only Paste from Clipboard and Aligned to selected Views - i.e. plan Views.
              I don´t understand. You are saying that "Paste > Aligned to same place" is not available, not even when copying and pasting from plan view to plan view? How come it is available here in my computer? I understand that there might be some issues in copying and pasting from plan to elevation, because of the work plane, but from plan to plan, too? Now I am too.
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                #8
                I see what you are getting at but elevation views have no workplane set - or so Revit tells me...

                and besides, the elements do copy between plan and elevation views,
                and I can click to place the collection of lines copied from plan into the elevation view anywhere I like,
                but I want to accept the default location Revit is indicating when you first choose Paste or hit Ctrl + V

                As mentioned in the OP this is an old, minor issue and maybe there is no solution, but I thought I'd dig it up, dust it down and give it another airing.


                Ah, just seen Alfredo has kindly inserted another reply while I've been mulling over the previous one...

                Paste->Aligned is fine plan to plan but doesn't appear when copying lines from plan to elevation.
                William Sutherland rias riba
                WS Architecture Ltd

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                  #9
                  copyingplantoelev.jpg
                  See if a screenshot helps explain.

                  Attached is a screenshot of plan and south elevation Views illustrating what I am doing.

                  In the plan view I have a 2D elevation in Revit detail lines based on a dwg original imported.

                  Copy the area shown, Paste into the south elevation View,

                  Revit offers a default position nicely aligned with the position in the plan View...

                  but you can't accept it - and there is nothing to snap to,

                  the blue box at top left is attached to the cursor and clicking in the View drops the copied elements at that point.

                  So I tend to use reference planes to give me the alignment between plan and elevation.
                  William Sutherland rias riba
                  WS Architecture Ltd

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                    #10
                    William,

                    I just did a quick test:

                    1. Started a new Project
                    2. In Level 1 Floor Plan, imported an autocad site plan.
                    3. Selected it, and used Revit's copy to clipboard tool. ( not Windows keystroke )
                    4. Opened the South Elevation
                    5. Using Revit's Paste command, selected Paste from Clipboard

                    It works.

                    To do what you are needing to do, for using a cad elevation in a Revit Elevation,
                    try using Rotate 3d in autocad and rotate the drawing about the X axis so it is "standing up" vertically. Save it.

                    Then link/import directly into your elevation view in Revit.
                    Cliff B. Collins
                    Registered Architect
                    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
                    Autodesk Expert Elite

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