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    Quote Originally Posted by kunster View Post
    taking into account scales
    I'd rethink this. Most people I've seen do this are trying to change lineweights by scale but Revit already has a built-in process to manage that. If you're controlling visibility of geometry by scale, sure, but not otherwise.

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    Don't forget that VT's don't have to act on every available feature in the list. Un-checking the box on the far right means ignore these settings please. Put another way, Un-checking the Scale setting means one template can be applied to a variety of plan views at different scales and the only thing that doesn't have to be the same is the scale.

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    Right. Thanks for clarifying how to not just to do!


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    I'm note sure about placing shedules on sheets. The thing that is giving me pause is the large amount of variability in size that schedules can have from project to project. Some equiupment schedules like VAV in particular can range from single digits to a hundred or more. How could you possible put that on a sheet without just adding work to move it around later?

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    It's not really adding work since you would have to place it before you could move it around later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CRapai View Post
    I'm note sure about placing shedules on sheets. The thing that is giving me pause is the large amount of variability in size that schedules can have from project to project. Some equiupment schedules like VAV in particular can range from single digits to a hundred or more. How could you possible put that on a sheet without just adding work to move it around later?
    So if you dont place it on a sheet at all, you guarantee 100% of the project have to do something, to finish the job.

    If you place it on a sheet, and guess at the size of the schedule based on a typical job, even if you only get it right for 40% of the jobs.... Now 40% of your teams dont have to do it? And 60% just have to move/adjust it?

    I dont get your logic at all. I have tons of schedules all on sheets, and they all work without adjustment in all but the most extreme projects. But hey, if it makes you happier, leave them off the sheets!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kunster View Post
    Thanks for your feedback on naming objects. I'm coming back to the topic of view templates and project browser organisation, which I find a very difficult one to sort out. It's doing my head in to find a simple and clean way of organizing it.
    In our office project files usually contain several project phases, especially building permission plans which are worthwhile to keep just until the end of the project. Now, would you create a view Template for each phase, scale and type of plan/ section, etc. or would you try to minimize the number of VT's so to say one at each scale, yet multi-phase for exemple ? in the first case I would end up with around 300 VTs,
    Tutuapp 9apps Showbox in the second maybe 30.

    Thanks for your comments
    30 for the second I think it's not me I would end up with about 500 VT in the second 60
    what do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by klimbo123 View Post
    30 for the second I think it's not me I would end up with about 500 VT in the second 60
    what do you think?
    I wouldn't use either slice of logic that you quoted in that post, honestly.

    Different VT's by Phase is pointless, because the phase parameter doesn't need to be in the View Template. In fact, I don't even think it can be.

    View types show different things. Sometimes the view types are the same scale. Sometimes they are different scales. I make view templates for different view types, end of story. Vertical circ plan vs enlarged plan. Both may be 1/4 inch but may show different things.

    It's not incredulous, and you still shouldn't end up with more than 50. I have almost 3000 sheets with views in my template. Doesn't need 50 VT's.

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