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    I use text and dimensions set to color RED for internal, important to me but not "official", information that is typically not to be printed on sheets. However, red notes do sometimes end up on sheets for internal review. My issue arises when a drawing set with red notes must be printed for the client (who does not want red notes on their sheets). When this happens, I activate all relevant views in all sheets, select and temporarily hide the red objects, then print with the temporary hide/isolate mode. Closing the file resets the temporary hide/isolate mode project-wide.

    Just fishing here, but is there a hidden trick to more automatically find and temporarily hide all RED objects in all views:

    Maybe some sort of filter to be applied to numerous views after they've been set up with view templates, but not permanently changing the views' visibility graphics?

    Maybe some way to change RED text and dimension types to print WHITE and disappear on the sheets?

    #2
    You could probably automate what you are currently doing (or the other variations you suggested) with a dynamo script, other than that, no, there isn't a way to do it.

    If you need them red I'd use them only on working views, and have a permanent filter turning them off in views on the sheet.
    Julie Kidder
    Architect + BIM Director
    Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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      #3
      Originally posted by lost again again View Post
      I use text and dimensions set to color RED for internal, important to me but not "official", information that is typically not to be printed on sheets. However, red notes do sometimes end up on sheets for internal review. My issue arises when a drawing set with red notes must be printed for the client (who does not want red notes on their sheets). When this happens, I activate all relevant views in all sheets, select and temporarily hide the red objects, then print with the temporary hide/isolate mode. Closing the file resets the temporary hide/isolate mode project-wide.

      Just fishing here, but is there a hidden trick to more automatically find and temporarily hide all RED objects in all views:

      Maybe some sort of filter to be applied to numerous views after they've been set up with view templates, but not permanently changing the views' visibility graphics?

      Maybe some way to change RED text and dimension types to print WHITE and disappear on the sheets?
      I have the same need that you do. I make myself (and my collaborators) a lot of internal notes for reminders, clash issues, etc but when we print we don't want any of them to print with the drawing set. What I've done is create a detail family that has an instance text parameter that is filled in with the appropriate information in the project in the Properties window. The family also has a Type visibility parameter so all notes can be turned off with a check of a button. Works well here but I'd like to hear if there are other ways to accomplish this.
      I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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        #4
        Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
        I have the same need that you do. I make myself (and my collaborators) a lot of internal notes for reminders, clash issues, etc but when we print we don't want any of them to print with the drawing set. What I've done is create a detail family that has an instance text parameter that is filled in with the appropriate information in the project in the Properties window. The family also has a Type visibility parameter so all notes can be turned off with a check of a button. Works well here but I'd like to hear if there are other ways to accomplish this.
        This is how i do it. Works like a champ. Mine is a Generic Annotatin nested in a Detail Component... Which also means i can schedule all fo the *notes to be reviewed* in a schedule.
        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
          A couple thoughts:

          Change the text style before you print, then change it back?

          Use "Select All Instances in Project", delete, print, then undo delete?

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          Dave & Aaron's suggestion sounds good too.
          Last edited by CADiva; December 12, 2016, 04:48 PM.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
            This is how i do it. Works like a champ. Mine is a Generic Annotatin nested in a Detail Component... Which also means i can schedule all fo the *notes to be reviewed* in a schedule.
            actually, that's what I do too. I probably got the idea from you
            I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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              #7
              Aaron - Do you nest a generic annotation into the detail family just so that you can see the note text in the views? What about the symbolology, being a detail component the line work doesn't scale to the view scale. Do you care about the size of the line work?
              Joshua Kohl

              Eastern Exterior Wall Systems, Inc
              www.eews.com

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                #8
                What symbology? Arent we talking about Text, that is simply a "note to the user or project team?" The *Detail Component* doesnt have anything in it, in my solution. All it has is the Generic Annotation. I literally am only using the Detail Component because then i can do things like Filter them, and schedule them (which is what i was after) etc. Every single other item is passed directly through the DC to the GA. So any symbols that i wanted to show, i would do in the GA... But mine dont have symbols in them.
                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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                  #9
                  I gotcha now. I didn't know if you had line work in the DC depicting a symbol or something to easily differentiate the team notes from other objects. I didn't think about putting any symbolic line work in the GA. Thank you.
                  Joshua Kohl

                  Eastern Exterior Wall Systems, Inc
                  www.eews.com

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                    #10
                    Thanks to all for your insights. I like the idea of an actual schedule to keep track of these, and thanks Aaron for explaining why you use a generic annotation within a detail component to facilitate that. Can you show me a screenshot of what this looks like within a view? My simple texts are easy to stretch to fit within the clean space in a view.

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