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    Enlarged Stair Plan Callouts

    I just wanted to verify.
    It is NOT possible to have a call out boundary box in any other shape other then square.

    I have a round stair and several other odd shaped areas I need to make enlarged plans of. Having a square callout just won't look nice.

    Any advice would be much appreciated.
    -Alex Cunningham

    #2
    Still not possible.
    WISH LIST ITEM !!!!
    There is a horrible workaround.

    You can work arround this to get an L shape by doing two overlapping callouts, turn one off in view, and on the sheet place both callouts so the views over lap, and one view has the title turned off, so it appears to be one reference. ....
    Mark Balsom

    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
      ...It is NOT possible to have a call out boundary box in any other shape other then square.
      ...
      Technically, the answer to that question would be: yes, there is another shape other than a square: a rectangle.

      But, no, and even if you fake it, by making your callout boundaries white, and drawing another shape of your own, Revit will always make the viewports as a rectangle or a square, and if you export the view to CAD, the color white will show up again; I remember Aaron's warning about that.
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        #4
        I hate this program sometimes!!!
        -Alex Cunningham

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          #5
          You can acheive a circle by manipulating the corner radius and extents of callout, bit of trial and error. There is a cutoff point to how big the radius can be.
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            #6
            I have a workflow that is possible, but its definatly a workaround...

            Just create the stair callouts as normal plans

            Then create a custom callout type which you you can search for in a filter

            Apply the custom callout type to the stair part plans

            Then reference the callouts on plan where you want to see them

            Apply a filter to the view which finds these custom callouts, and overide the linework to be not visible, for this I use a long dot line type set to white (note this will affect model elements so make the dots as long as possible)

            Now you just need to draw in your custom callout shape, with detail lines (create a custom linetype to keep consistent) or if the shape was a bit more consistent, you can create a detail component

            Still a workaround, but using referencing views is pretty powerful for callouts IMO, to allow for a different extent to the actual detail
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              #7
              How do you override the linework of a callout?

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                #8
                VG > Object Styles > Annotation objects > Callout Boundary...
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mark b View Post
                  You can acheive a circle by manipulating the corner radius and extents of callout, bit of trial and error. There is a cutoff point to how big the radius can be.
                  This is what a colleague of mine suggested. I have it working... IDK if I like it yet.

                  Originally posted by Ben-May View Post
                  I have a workflow that is possible, but its definatly a workaround...

                  Just create the stair callouts as normal plans

                  Then create a custom callout type which you you can search for in a filter

                  Apply the custom callout type to the stair part plans

                  Then reference the callouts on plan where you want to see them

                  Apply a filter to the view which finds these custom callouts, and overide the linework to be not visible, for this I use a long dot line type set to white (note this will affect model elements so make the dots as long as possible)

                  Now you just need to draw in your custom callout shape, with detail lines (create a custom linetype to keep consistent) or if the shape was a bit more consistent, you can create a detail component

                  Still a workaround, but using referencing views is pretty powerful for callouts IMO, to allow for a different extent to the actual detail
                  Now thats whay I call a workaround. I gotta wrap my head around this one. I will report back. Thank You
                  -Alex Cunningham

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                    #10
                    Ben,

                    How do you deal with when you apply a filter to change the line type to white and dot, it also changed the call out bubble to white and dot?
                    -Alex Cunningham

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