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    [Revit Architecture] - subcategories for text and labels

    Applies to: - Revit Architecture

    New Feature / Problem:
    annotations do not have subcategories for text objects and labels

    Why do you need this Feature / Why is it a Problem:
    When using a nested generic annotation to report a parameter or to show a text you cant filter them out in your project. You can only filter the entire generec annotation category

    Workflow:
    We use quite a number of families that show parameter values and text withou haveing to tag them, for instance fireratings of doors.
    We do this so we have consistency in the wat elements represent
    but we also want graphic override controle over what is shown in a view including annotations
    now we only have on or off for all generic annotations

    Benefits:
    being able to let families report information without using tags and having families have multiple layers of information to show within different views

    Attachment comments:

    #2
    You can already do this (well, sort off):

    Gen Anno > empty family of certain unused category (for instance Fire Alarm Device) > Door.
    The Generic Annotation is now controlled by the category it's on (although I must admit: you can't place it on a subcategory)

    See attached example. fire_rating parameter is linked to both Gen Annotations, one directly placed in Door Family, but the "boxed" one is placed through an empty GM Wall Based family, category Fire Alarm Devices. If you change off the GA through the VG overrides, both will disappear. If you check off Fire Alarm Devices, onl the GA in the nested Fire Alarm Device family will disappear.
    Use different categories to check different annotations on and off.
    Attached Files
    Martijn de Riet
    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
    MdR Advies
    Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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      #3
      I think rather than adding sub categories to generic annotations, which seems like simply making a kludge canonical, I would rather see Revit have a concept of "integral annotations", annotation like elements that are a part of the family itself, and a sub category of the family, not the annotation, and work in all views; plan, elevation, even 3D. This could then address things like Door Tags, that could be located and rotated as defined by the individual door family, and doors would now have a Door # sub cat that can be turned on or off. The little M in the corner of a mirror would be the same. And CG in plan for corner guards. ideally these annotations would actually simply use nested annotations, but allow a great deal of control over visibility in certain orientations, LODs, filter conditions, etc.
      I think this would address the real problem better than simply polishing the kludge. of current annotations

      Gordon
      Pragmatic Praxis

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        #4
        Damn you Gordon, you just zapped me...
        Your wish shall be granted (and cost me my sleep)... Keep in touch, first have to make some customers happy, then I'll get back to you.
        Martijn de Riet
        Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
        MdR Advies
        Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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          #5
          Wait, are you suggesting some of this can be done now via the API? I figured this was a fundamental "Factory gotta do it" kind of change. Now I won't sleep wondering what the possibilities are!

          Gordon
          Pragmatic Praxis

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