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    Stamping & Signing drawings

    What's the best way to get a seal & signature into the Titleblock for a set of drawings?

    I imported the DWG of the seal and the signature no problem but I can't adjust the draw order so the signature is below the stamp (not a transparent image file.) I brought in some transparent files but they didn't import worth a spit and look awful. I'll mess around with some image formats and see if I can get it working as well.

    thanks :beer:
    Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


    chad
    BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

    #2
    We have .dwg formats of our signatures and stamps and link them onto the first sheet. Then manage their object styles to match what we want them to look like, as they come in all at a lineweight of 1. Then select the stamp and signature, copy, Paste aligned to selected views, select all the sheets except the one it's placed on and now you have a stamp and signature on all your sheets available for printing. After printing is done, just manage links, and remove the link to the stamp and signature.
    Adam Hutchinson
    Engineer in Training
    Integrus Architecture, P.S.

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      #3
      DWG is BAD, mkay. My preferred approach is to scan actual stamps as 300 dpi PNGs. I also scan actual signatures as 300 dpi PNGs. These are combined in a Generic Annotation to make a Stamp object, with types for each stamp, with and without signature. This is then included in the title block (tied to a Stamp family type parameter), which is included in the project template. Use is as simple as edit type on the TB in the project and choose a stamp.

      I REALLY wish there was a way to link images in a family, because then the Stamp family would be safe to send out of the office, as it would become meaningless without the associated linked images. As it is, any approach requires some model maintenance prior to sending the model out, if Management is worried about having their stamp, or worse yet stamp and signature, out of their control. Or it requires a link in the model and manually adding the stamp to every sheet. The time savings associated with having the stamp in the TB can not be underestimated.

      Gordon
      Pragmatic Praxis

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        #4
        I went the DWG route before I knew any better. I wish I hadn't now. Every time I load my TB, I get all the DWG crap that goes along with it into my project.
        Dan

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          #5
          I managed to put together some variation of the above. I made an annotation family for the stamp based on the .DWG we have & signature, then loaded the signature into the stamp and all of it into the TB. Long term I'll rebuild everything correctly but unfortunately this was supposed to go out Friday...

          Probably not elegant but for the moment it works. This isn't a final, final set but the hotel brand will want to see a stamp.
          Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


          chad
          BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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            #6
            Originally posted by cellophane View Post
            This isn't a final, final set but the hotel brand will want to see a stamp.
            Does it also say "this is not a final, final set" :laugh:
            I'd go with Gordon's approach (although I don't have the need to stamp anything)
            Martijn de Riet
            Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
            MdR Advies
            Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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              #7
              Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
              Does it also say "this is not a final, final set" :laugh:
              I'd go with Gordon's approach (although I don't have the need to stamp anything)
              It does not, but I could easily edit it

              Thanks for the replies!
              Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


              chad
              BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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                #8
                Our stamps and signatures are annotation families created in Revit, no DWG involvement whatsoever...which we just load into the titleblock and then load that into the project at printing. The stamp is removed from the titleblock and loaded back in to remove the stamp and deleted from family browser in Project before sending out DWG and the model to consultants.

                (Yes, our Structural Department does a few things different than us Architecture folk...)
                Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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                  #9
                  I learned this morning that DSA (CA State Architect) has rejected my latest submittal because the Engineer's stamp is not the correct diameter. It is a tad over 1 1/2" dia and 1 5/8" is correct. It somehow got scaled down a tiny bit. 7 sets of 386 sheets wet signed down the drain. I think that I'm going to go vomit, be back later...
                  I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                    #10
                    Wow, those idiots bureaucrats sure served the people of California well with that one, eh? it occurs to me to ask, why have you not requested a golf smily? I would think you might use it now, along with :beer:.

                    Gordon
                    Pragmatic Praxis

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