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    Inserting my annotation symbol into the family

    Hi guys,

    Im a newbie to Revit and am having some issues already with content creation.

    I have managed to create a socket outlet as a family with all electrical connections etc.

    I used the annotation template to create a symbol that can only be viewed in the plan of my layout drawings.

    With both drawings open I load the annotation symbol into my 3D (block) family, It appears under the 'Family' tab but I don't apprear to be able to see it in the drawing area if I try to drag it out of the properties pane?:crazy:

    I have set the 3d element so that is does not appear in the plan view.

    I am obviously missing something very simple, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    :bb:

    #2
    You need to go to plan view, select the Annotation from the Project Browser and drag it into the DRAWING (not properties). Place, constrain to refplanes and you're done.
    Martijn de Riet
    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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      #3
      Much appreciated, thanks very much that seemed to work well

      When you say constrain, I have aligned both to the ref lines and 'pinned' the symbol to the block (center/insertion point).

      Is this all I need to do? I am going to try and bring this into the project environment to see if it works, knowing me I have probably not assigned the 3d item to the correct system

      Thanks again....it was a simple one

      Regards

      :bb:

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        #4
        Just align an lock to the refplanes and you'll be fine. You might not even need to lock it, but in these cases: better safe then sorry.

        You could also give the annotation an offset horizontally and vertically and dimension it. Then give the dimensions a parameter in order to be able to "move" the annotation. Might come in handy when placing the component you find out the annotation is blocking other valuable info in the model.
        Martijn de Riet
        Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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        Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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