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    Creating a custom callout

    I often get the question "what is the best way to create a custom shape callout."

    So here's the solution I came up with a few years ago. If someone has a better solution, please share.

    1. Create a custom detail component family for the shape you want. I would make it as parametric as you can. I've made an ‘L’ shape callout family and it seems to work 99% of the time.

    2. Create a call-out in the view. Overwrite the callout shape in view to color white. Doing this will leave you with just the call-out tag.

    3. Now pair them up and you’ll have yourself a hybrid custom shape call-out.

    Hope this helps...
    Last edited by Revit; September 7, 2011, 01:33 PM.

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    Originally posted by Revit View Post
    I often get the question "what is the best way to create a custom shape callout."

    So here's the solution I came up with a few years ago. If someone has a better solution, please share.

    1. Create a custom detail component family for the shape you want. I would make it as parametric as you can. I've made an ‘L’ shape callout family and it seems to work 99% of the time.

    2. Create a call-out in the view. Overwrite the callout shape in view to color white. Doing this will leave you with just the call-out tag.

    3. Now pair them up and you’ll have yourself a hybrid custom shape call-out.

    Hope this helps...
    Hate to burst your bubble man, but there is actually a "Custom Callout" function within revit where you can manually draw the callout any shape that you want (rather than the square/rectangle that it normally is set to). To access the "Custom Callout" function do the following; View > Callout (click the arrow at the bottom of callout to bring up the menu) > Sketch. You will now be able to custom draw w.e shape you want for your callout.

    Hope this helps

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      Originally posted by RAllan View Post
      Hate to burst your bubble man, but there is actually a "Custom Callout" function within revit where you can manually draw the callout any shape that you want (rather than the square/rectangle that it normally is set to). To access the "Custom Callout" function do the following; View > Callout (click the arrow at the bottom of callout to bring up the menu) > Sketch. You will now be able to custom draw w.e shape you want for your callout.

      Hope this helps
      Of course 5 years ago we couldn't change the sketch.... Nice try and a great necro post...
      Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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