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    Interior elevations and elevation callouts

    So I've figured out that it's best to turn off all of my levels in my interior elevations and just use spot elevations to callout my heights...however is there a way to adjust the endline of the tags so that I don't have lines running all across my drawing (see area in red).

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    I tried originally doing it all with levels, but that's obviously a mess and gives me a million unnecessary levels throughout my project.

    Or, is there a better way to do it?

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    For what you are doing, I would use spot elevations.

    I don't think those lines are part of your tags. They look like a cut with a hatch associated to it. What does it say when you hover over it? If it's a section of an adjacent wall or something like that you can either hide the element in the view, or overide the visiblity graphics and turn off the cut hatch.

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    Sorry, not the wall hatch, I'm referring to where the spot elevation endpoint touches the object it is calling out. Is there a way to offset the end of the elevation tag so that there is a gap between the object and the end of the elevation tag?

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    Oh, okay. I misunderstood. It happens a lot. lol

    Yeah, select the elevation symbol and go to the ribbon and hit the edit family button. I'm doing this off memory, but there should be 2 reference planes. The intersection is where it the insertiion point for the family is. Just back the line off of the insertion point and that should do it.

    If you want to take it a step further, you can add an instance (or type) parameter so you can adjust the gap manually.

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    I don't appear to be able to edit the spot elevation, as it's a system family.
    I can edit the symbol, which is the crosshair, but that doesn't seem to help.

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    Also, it would be nice if the heads snapped to align like the level heads did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stl4310 View Post
    I don't appear to be able to edit the spot elevation, as it's a system family.
    I can edit the symbol, which is the crosshair, but that doesn't seem to help.
    Quote Originally Posted by stl4310 View Post
    Also, it would be nice if the heads snapped to align like the level heads did.
    Hmm, maybe I mispoke. This one is above my pay grade. Anyone else care to help??

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    Quote Originally Posted by stl4310 View Post
    I don't appear to be able to edit the spot elevation, as it's a system family.
    I can edit the symbol, which is the crosshair, but that doesn't seem to help.
    Guess you could change the leader color to white (so it won┤t print) and then add a fixed line to the symbol.

    The invisible (white) leader will probably go on top of the fixed line in the symbol, so you might want to draw that just a little off the ref. plane in the symbol family.

    Not the best workaround in the history of Revit, but it just might work and I can┤t think of anything else...

    Quote Originally Posted by stl4310 View Post
    Also, it would be nice if the heads snapped to align like the level heads did.
    Yes, that would be nice indeed, but I don┤t believe that it┤s possible - Sorry.

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    Just thought of another option.

    1. Open the symbol family, move the entire symbol to the left
    2. Draw a line from the symbol to the intersection of the ref. planes
    3. Load it back to the project
    4. In the spot elevation (system) family, set a negative offset for the text placement
    5. Turn off the leader and shoulder


    If it works (havn┤t tested) you┤d need to create both a left and a right spot elevation though...

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    Just did a quick test, and it works! But you do need to create both a "left" and a "right" elevation.
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