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    Hello All,

    this may be a dumb question however i am going to ask it anyway.

    I have several sets of notes done in autocad, however after importing them they don't look so good so what I want to do is create a family of each set of notes so we can load them into each project. eventually when we finalize some things, a project template will be set up that will include these notes but for now i want to go the family method

    My question is this, what would be the best template to use to create these families. I was thinking of using the generic-tag family or is there a better way.

    Can someone let me know their thoughts on the subject?

    Thanks
    Kevin
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    Generic Annotation for me.
    Martijn de Riet
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      #3
      What kind of notes are they? I made a key schedule for our typical project notes describing dimension standards and what not. Formatting is easy and they stay where they belong
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      chad
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        #4
        Can you post a screen shot of that Cellophane? I'm messing with notes in my template right now.
        Dan

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          #5
          sure. Since the notes are a schedule it's easy to add them to a sheet and control width, height and alignments. Adding them in to the schedule sucks but at least you can copy / paste from Word
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            #6
            Damn, I already do that! :laugh: That's how I do my reference notes for elevations. I use the hex tag that corresponds with the number. I fill it in just like you did, then the tag and leader are put on my elevations. Which begs the question: is that even the correct way to do it??

            Okay, back to the notes. I do have some notes like that (a long list of crap). What if it's just a "plumber to install all grab bars" or something simple? You still do it the same way? I was creating a legend, then putting the note in there. Not too bad but there's no way to load it into another project. Other than copying the text then pasting it in a new legend in the other project, one by one. Which sucks.

            Maybe an annotation family is the way to go for "simple" notes that are used over and over on different projects. Thoughts?
            Last edited by dzatto; February 24, 2012, 04:51 PM.
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              #7
              Those are just the standard notes that go on every project outlining contractor responsibilities and applicable codes. They only appear on one page in the set and I have them on the page in the template so it's there from the outset. They aren't referenced anywhere else.

              Do you use Keynotes or something else for your elevations? If you are using keynotes I have to recommend Keynote Manager by Revolution Design. It's fantastic and beats the snot out of manually creating a keynote file. Once you start annotating just create a keynote legend and stick it where it's needed. I know it's technically incorrect but we put it on every sheet that has keynotes unless the list is absolutely huge. We don't do keynotes by page. I also really like the method of using a custom family that reads Type Mark & Comments for notes. I'm trying to find the post now.

              edit: http://www.revitforum.org/architectu....html#post3209
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              chad
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                #8
                I'll have to take the time to read that post more thoroughly. I got lost after skimming the first few lines. :laugh:

                Attached is a screenshot of how I do my elevations now. It sucks because I have to manually fill it in for every project. And the tag has to be created in order to create the next number. So, I copy the tag, edit the number, change the note. 15-20 times. Not very Revit like at all.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by dzatto View Post
                  I'll have to take the time to read that post more thoroughly. I got lost after skimming the first few lines. :laugh:

                  Attached is a screenshot of how I do my elevations now. It sucks because I have to manually fill it in for every project. And the tag has to be created in order to create the next number. So, I copy the tag, edit the number, change the note. 15-20 times. Not very Revit like at all.
                  You can do this with the note block function in Revit. This is how keynote were originally done in Revit before the keynoting tools that exist now were added.

                  It is pretty close to what you are doing already but you might find it a bit easier to manage.
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                    #10
                    User Keynotes? I'm lost.

                    The Keynote function is great. The note gets assigned to the object and every time you tag something it automatically tags it. There are a bunch built-in that use CSI numbers or you can make your own. One thing that I'm trying to do here and I'd recommend is make your standard notes at the top of the list. If you use 2x4 framing in every project make it no. 1, then you tag it and move on. It doesn't make sense for something that is in every project to be a different number every time.

                    I knocked together a dummy building with some keynotes & type notes and schedules. Maybe it will help?
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