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    I've been telling people NOT to work in views via the sheet, rather to open the view, itself, and work in that. This is based on something a read somewhere. But I'm not entirely sure why you should do this. So when pressed by lazy users, I usually just say something about best practices and preventing potential crashes. However, this is not enough to dissuade those with bad habits picked up in the three months or so they've been using Revit. Honestly, people are accessing their views via the sheets because their project browsers are a disaster.:banghead: (They're not using all the fancy view type parameters etc. I set up.)

    Anyway, is this the correct advice for accessing views? And if so, anyone have a more detailed explanation I can dole out to try to convince people to stop working in the sheets?

    #2
    The onle reasons i can think of are:

    1. The more views visible at one time, the more that have to regenerate as things change.
    2. Cad Links/Imports do not like being done while on a sheet.

    Other than that, no good reason. I encourage people to work on the sheets all the time, if they want. UNless theyre in a Working View, that isnt on a sheet, of course.
    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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      #3
      Well, alrighty, then. Thanks Aaron!

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        #4
        An alternative mid-way solution for lazy users who don't want to go up the project browser and find the view, is to expand the current Sheet folder in the project browser, find the view right there, and double click on it.
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          #5
          I'm guessing this is from the same age as the "you should keep your familysize below 1mb for useability": ancient history but main reason WAS the speed lag when you are looking at multiple views. Can be discarded now, I do it all the time if it helps me (use it kind of like a Tile Window command)
          Martijn de Riet
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            #6
            The one issue that I think is worthy of not working on sheets is that you can easily (well for some of us!) place notes on the sheet rather than the view if the view is not activated. That said, I do a fair amount of my work on sheets especially once I'm into CD.

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              #7
              I have been using Revit for years now and have always worked off the sheets. The regenerate time is minute for most sheets and while it is correct that imports don't work well on sheets I use Revit pretty holistically and so I don't import very often and when I do, I go out of the sheet to load it close the view and go back into it.

              And further more, I hate my PB showing views on sheets, I would much rather sort through 5 views to find the one that I created than 1000.

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                #8
                I have also seen working in views on the sheet cause issues when Revit is spread across two monitors, and especially when the sheet is spread across two monitors. Personally I think one large screen for Revit proper with Properties & Project Browser on a secondary screen is the best answer, but with two 19" screens like we have some insist on just spreading Revit across both. Doesn't work so well when the graphics card is old.

                What is really funny is when people get so used to it that they can't just open the view that is actually visible in the project browser, they have to scroll down to sheets, find their sheet, open it and then activate the view. Makes me laugh quietly inside.

                Gordon
                Pragmatic Praxis

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                  #9
                  We've occasionally had a Sheet print where someone (yes, a lazy user) forgot to Deactivate View.
                  Then the Sheet prints just like it looks on-screen. The Active View is black, and the rest of the Sheet is grey.
                  Dave Plumb
                  BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by gdoherty0102 View Post
                    And further more, I hate my PB showing views on sheets, I would much rather sort through 5 views to find the one that I created than 1000.
                    What do you mean by this?
                    Martijn de Riet
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