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    What's the best way to go about creating a Window Type sheet? Basically, I want individual elevations of every window type all thrown on a sheet. Just the window only.
    Should I create elevation details and hide everything else? Drafting view?

    #2
    There are basically 2 ways:

    1) A legend for window types. Open a new legend, and drag the window types from the Project Browser to the legend, in plan view or elevation. Then add linework, text, and dimensions.

    2) Create partial elevations showing samples of your window types, and hiding other stuff.

    The first method does not let you add tags, sections, or keynotes. The second method creates more views in your project, but lets you do all what the first one does not.

    At the end, add the window types to a sheet, either by legend or by partial elevations, next to the window schedule.
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      #3
      Ok, so I've tried both ways, I think we will go with the second one since we like to call out details in them.

      It also looks like you can't use the Legend for curtain walls.

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        #4
        You could also make a dummy wall away from your project that contains your different windows. Put these on a phase that occurs before your current construction and also demo before the current construction. That way they don't show in new construction, don't schedule as extra windows and you won't have to worry about the elevation keys showing.
        Rick Moore, AIA
        Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects

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          #5
          "Previous Annotation Phase Legend." I wish i had time to type it out, but if you search for my username on AUGI youll find it...
          Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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            #6
            Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
            "Previous Annotation Phase Legend." I wish i had time to type it out, but if you search for my username on AUGI youll find it...
            That, or set up the "future phase" legends that many people are using. Set up a phase after your project that is in the future (so it doesnt schedule) and put a wall up with one of each window type in it, and take an elevation of the whole thing for your window legend. It will let you tag the windows with an actual tag then (nice if the PM reorders the window types...), as a legend will not. We do this for all of our legends now..

            Thanks Aaron!

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              #7
              Same Thing, but in the Past, you dont have to do it out in hyperspace away from your model. You can do it right at the origin.
              Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                #8
                Here is another one...
                Somebody (Dan H from here, so i can say i gave credit where it was due, LOL) pointed out one important thing to do differently from the method of *future phase*.

                I would actually make it a PAST phase, and just demolish everything before the project starts, like this:

                Legend Model Phase < Create objects here
                Legend Demo Phase < Demo legend stuff here
                Existing <Start actual project here
                Phase 1
                Phase 2

                That way youre Legend views show the "Legend Model Phase," NO VIEW shows the Legend Demo Phase, and when the project really "starts" in Existing, there is nothing left from the Legend stuff to interfere, since it all got demolished.

                Doing it in the past instead of the future means you dont have to worry about where the actual project is modeled, since you dont have to avoid it, so you can put everything neatyl around the origin

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                  #9
                  Thats exactly how we do it.

                  That, with some vigilant Model Grouping, makes an awesome Storefront Elevation Technique, too.
                  Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                    #10
                    That's how I do it too... In the Past that is... But I do put the "Legend Wall" just outside of my Project.
                    I do this so I can go the 3D Phase New View, Apply a Template (which turns off all things but Walls and Windows), cross select everything in view, Copy to clipboard, Paste in 3D Phase Past Legend, Paste to same Place and Edit the Phase Demolished. Then I can select select all Window types and rehost them in my Legend Wall. Just a quick way to check whether you get all (and only) used types in your legend.

                    Only catch is: you do need to Edit the Phase Demolished setting directly after pasting and before finishing the Paste command. Or it will give you all sorts of errors. But this is just some getting used to it.
                    Martijn de Riet
                    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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                    Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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