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    Predefined values in new sheets - 2

    Are there any known options to pre-define or automatically write the Drawn By, Checked By and Approved By fields in a title block family?

    I would like to pre-define values in these three fields in a title block family so that they appear by default when a new sheet is created in a project file. I believe this is not possible. True?

    An earlier thread https://revitforum.org/showthread.ph...+values+sheets suggested it might be possible to circumvent this by defining my own shared parameters. While I could add SPs to a title sheet, I could not tie in any predefined parameter values. Is it possible?

    While Revit Macros and Dynamo can be used to write values to the target fields in a project file, I understand that neither of these options can be set to run on Events such as New Sheet Created. Is this true please?

    Is there a way to achieve this please?

    Thanking you.

    #2
    I have always thought those to be weird.
    I mean why fill in those fields automatically when nobody has approved or checked them (as there is nothing on the sheet), just leave them off.


    But yeah add a shared project parameter to your project and fill in the value for the project and have it appear on each sheet with a custom label.

    I have done that with some of my sheets where I need to make clear on the sheets which model I used from a third party. Just fill in the data of the file in your project and it all appears on each sheet.
    Company Website: www.deurloobm.nl
    Revit Ideas: Is this family Mirrored? | Approve warnings | Family Type parameter just those in the family

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      #3
      Is it ever going to change? If it's always the same person / people, just use text in the TB family.
      I'm the only designer so that's what I did. It'll always be me. lol
      Dan

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        #4
        Originally posted by dzatto View Post
        Is it ever going to change? If it's always the same person / people, just use text in the TB family.
        I'm the only designer so that's what I did. It'll always be me. lol
        My company name is on the sheets and my company is just me, so I don't even have the author parameter shown on my sheets or fill that in in the project. And even when still working at a company I never really understood that author thingy. It should not be me that is on the sheet, it should be the company as it is usually a shared effort.
        Company Website: www.deurloobm.nl
        Revit Ideas: Is this family Mirrored? | Approve warnings | Family Type parameter just those in the family

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          #5
          Originally posted by dzatto View Post
          Is it ever going to change? If it's always the same person / people, just use text in the TB family.
          I'm the only designer so that's what I did. It'll always be me. lol
          when I was still working it was the same with me (the only one here) so my Drawn By: line was DDP-DJ and it was text in the titleblock family. I had a customer 5 or 6 years ago ask me why no one checked my work since there was nothing in the Checked By: box. So, I added the initials RH and they were happy. RH stands for Robert Hall, one of my fav wineries at the time. They never asked again and I'm still the only one here
          I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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            #6
            I would have put DJ. I check my own work. lol
            Dan

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              #7
              I took them off my titleblock in 2009 (the first time i was at a company where i had a say)

              They stopped meaning anything back in the CAD days, the moment people started using Xrefs. Someone else was always "editing your work" after that, so putting someones initials on it was just a waste and a scapegoat opportunity. The licensure stamp is on the official documents, and thats the only one that really matters.
              Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                #8
                Thanks for your replies. I hear your arguments but removing the labels is not my call. I am operating in the environment I find myself in.
                I have a solution involving instance visibility parameters that I am testing with the team.

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