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    Revisions for Individual Sheets

    It seems that revisions in Revit are made with A/E firms in mind. They are really good at automating the titleblocks with revisions numbers for large sets. I'm working for a contractor however and we usually only issue a drawing or two at a time. Those sheets often require changes later and I need a way to show updates without creating a hundred different revisions on the table. I was thinking of having general revision numbers that could be used on any sheet and have the numbers by sheet, but then we couldn't automate the dates because they would all look at the table.

    Is there a way to have dates on revisions be specific to sheets?

    Here is an example:

    We issued E4.1 in week one. In week 2 we had to do two revisions. So the versions would be:

    First Submittal - 5-4-15
    Revision 1 - 5-11-15
    Revision 2 - 5-14-15

    We then issued E4.2 in week 3 and had a revision later than week.

    First Submittal - 5-19-15
    Revision 1 - 5-22-15

    Is there a way to make revisions with flexible date? Would we need to make a new "First Submittal" revision for every sheet and create a new revision 1, ect. for every sheet that needed it?
    Cody Rapai
    Democracy At Work
    I know too much about Revit to call myself an expert.

    #2
    If you try to use the Revision Scheduler, with the system your firm currently has in place: Yes, youre going to end up with a trillian revisions.

    But, the sheets *First issue* doesnt need to be tied to the revisions. It can be a *Sheet issue date* (First issue) that isnt a revision. That will loosen it up a bit.
    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
      I'll still have a ton of revision 1 and 2.
      Cody Rapai
      Democracy At Work
      I know too much about Revit to call myself an expert.

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        #4
        Yep. Youre trying to use something made for tracking the revisions to entire drawing packages as a document management tool. That's not it's primary function. Not surprisingly, it won't be very good at it. Plus, if you forget to mark those revisions as *issued* you'll have a mess on your hands.
        Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
        @Web | @Twitter | @LinkedIn | @Email

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          #5
          With this system, you will need unique names for each revision. Our post CD revisions are usually associated with bulletin numbers. So, we could have a revision with delta 1 on sheet MA101 called Bulletin #1. Bulletin #2 could be the first revision on sheet MD102 and it will be delta 1 (revision 1). That same bulletin could have changes on sheet MA101 and that would be Bulletin #2 for that sheet and will be delta 2.

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            #6
            For now, until we find a more elegant solution, we are just doing it manually with text. It seems like more work to create extra revision. We made a general annotation for the revision note and use the copy and paste align same place trick to get a cloud without a revision number. Takes almost no time to do and means we don't have dozens of revisions to deal with.
            Cody Rapai
            Democracy At Work
            I know too much about Revit to call myself an expert.

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