Before creating Office standards in regards to Sub categories or Object styles allow me to suggest that you first establish what office View Templates you will be creating. The Project View Templates can be used to control or override any of the custom subcategories in the Project file or Office Template file and are likely to dictate what categories need to be created.

  • STEP 1 – Before creating any family subcategories first define what elements need to be visible or overwritten in specific views or on certain sheets, within the Project file environment. Determine your data output.
  • STEP 2 – Determine what View Templates you will need in your Project file/s to enable you to manipulate the visibility and display graphics of the Family subcategories to achieve the required output in STEP 1.
  • STEP 3 – Once you have determined what you want to see on various sheets that could be controlled by View Templates you can work back from there. Create office standards of typical subcategories that you wish to have control over in the Project file through Visibility Graphics. Use these standards consistently.

© Copyright Reserved by Michelle Louw (Excerpt from My speaker notes at National Revit Technology Conference 2008.)


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