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    Elevation spot tag 'guideline' problem

    Hi,

    Basically I created a spot tag which is more appropriate to my field and I used a detail line to line them all up in the same place and thought I could just delete the detail line later or hide in view, however no - if I do this it either hides or deletes all my tags too. What the f***? I spent a whole day making the tags now I somehow can't separate them from the line, any ideas? If I start all over how to align them - Revit seems to not want to do this, it doesn't let me 'snap' any of them in line I just would have to guess or get as close as possible which is strange and not very functional. So that's why i used a detail line. But now somehow they (detail lines and and spot tags) seem connected, delete one you delete it all. I added the clip you can see the line. Even invisible lines in lineowrk doesn't do anything.
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    It seems to me, that the line is the host...
    If you want you could try making small 1 mm horisontale line at the base of each tag...

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        #4
        The tags are snapping to the line. You need to make them snap to some horizontal datum in that view. Any reason why you didn't use level lines for those elevation datum lines?

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          Hi, I use the line because it is much faster then to align and place one above the other. If I align them to say the bottom of the window, then the top they stay within the object, scattered and not lined up. And I can't move them left or right to line them up. They just won't move. I also don't use level lines because it means setting up a lot of level which shouldn't be necessary. I just want to tag a height and line it up to the side - how difficult can that be?

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            #6
            Originally posted by jdmorrisn View Post
            I just want to tag a height and line it up to the side - how difficult can that be?
            Not too difficult? What level of acuracy do you need? http://gibsonhh.info:8081/revit/vide...9_15-53-55.mp4
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              #7
              Or make a line style called White and color it white. Be sure your detail line is set to that style.
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                #8
                Originally posted by rkitect View Post
                Not too difficult? What level of acuracy do you need? http://gibsonhh.info:8081/revit/vide...9_15-53-55.mp4
                Er, no - I don't want visible lines. This is for elevations and in Europe it is not standard to show it like this. The reference tag should be out right or left without lines across the object. If I want to reference the level of a window and have that dimension aligned with the rest of the datum levels to the side without a leader from the window that is correct. Not to have the datum line in the middle of the object.

                But yes, your second input was invaluable - thank you. I did exactly this, made a 'guideline' with white colour and 'dots'actually. It is a decent work around. Annoying to have to do it this way but I thought I was going to have to give in and draw them all separately So thanks.

                But, we shouldn't really have to make a work around. If I can place dimensions anywhere I drag them a spot tag should be the same.

                But thank you again - you saved my nerves.

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                  #9
                  Glad it helped. Which field exactly are you in? Are you certain this is a European standard and not a firm standard? Can any European archies and engineers collaborate this standard of having datums showing without a reference to what they are giving information on? That seems like it would be similar to having a note floating off to the side without a leader pointing to what the note is referring to. "Metal Shingles" with no leader to what it is referring to. xD

                  Is it just known what is at elevation +0,730 and +3,444 without labeling what it is? How do you know which elevation is the window header out of this list of elevations?

                  What is it about these lines in the middle of the object that makes this drawing unreadable (or worse unable to be constructed)?


                  Even if you used levels (without views attached, note 10ft plate in the drawing above) you could still accomplish your look by hiding the level lines in visibility graphics and coming up with a custom level head and type. That way the datum is a model element present in all views that you don't have to keep recreating for each view.

                  Keep in mind that Revit is a tool that firms typically decide to use because of their ability to save effort in the design, revision, and analysis phases. It may be worth asking the question "Are the tools which Revit provides sufficient for adequately documenting this project?" If the answer is yes you may need to reconsider how you expect it to look. If the answer is no then maybe Revit isn't the right tool for your firm (or industry if this is really an industry standard).
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