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    Locate Dimensions

    Hi all,

    I'm trying to clean up some text and dim styles in a project. I know I can select a text box or a dimension and "select all instances in project" and my filter button will tell me how many of that style exist in the project, but is there any way to easily find out what views they are located in? It is time consuming to go through every view looking for these styles. And we all hate to waste time if there is a better way.

    Thanks for your help!
    Sarah Foulkes

    Not a Revit Robot

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    Dimensions have no instance parameters. Therefore, if you have different dimension styles those are simply types, say for example "Type B". If you find one instance of "Type B", and right click > Select all instances in project > Change the type to "Type A" , now there won't be any dimension that belongs to "Type B" in the whole project, therefore you should be able to purge that style now. I don't understand why it matters in which views I had instances of "Type B".
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      #3
      You are right, that is the easiest way. The only reason I care is because the dim and text sizes are getting bigger and I want to make sure everything wraps and displays correctly after I change it. Example, some dimensions used to fit between the tic marks in some scales, and now they may not. It would be easier for me to find all of the instances now, as I am thinking about it.
      Sarah Foulkes

      Not a Revit Robot

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        #4
        I am not sure, and dont have it installed currently to verify, but would Ideate Explorer be able to do somthing like you are asking? Someone who has it installed please see.
        -Alex Cunningham

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          #5
          I see now.. OK. There is a way:

          From any view, select a dimension (or text) > Right click > Select all instances > In entire project > Manage > IDs of Selection > Copy (Ctrl+C) the highlighted list of IDs. > Manage > Select by ID > Paste (Ctrl+V) the list of ID numbers > Show (click repeatedly) > this will iterate through all the views where the items are, one by one.

          That Select by ID window is "modal" which means you can't work on the view area while this window is open. Therefore, you would need to change the types before doing this selection by ID, and then just go through all the views using the Show button, write down which view you need to go back to, and make the correction later. Or you can stop the Show sequence, do your changes, and issue the Select by ID tool, pasting the list of ID numbers again.
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            #6
            Wonderful- exactly what I need. I always forget about good old Select by ID. Thanks!
            Sarah Foulkes

            Not a Revit Robot

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              #7
              I never even knew you could do this. I can't give you rep point for some reason though. Ill talk to Munk. Thank you Alf
              -Alex Cunningham

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                #8
                Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
                I never even knew you could do this. I can't give you rep point for some reason though. Ill talk to Munk. Thank you Alf
                Did it for you... Great tip! I never seem to use this a lot, but now it seems very handy...
                Martijn de Riet
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                  #9
                  Cool Alfredo, I will test it and for sure will have to translate this tip.
                  Julien
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                    #10
                    How about when Select all in Project shows 1 instance, the instance selected. Delete it and it does not appear in the Purge window.

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