Friday, March 15, 2013

Show Me Wish

Revit offers us the opportunity to "Show" an element when we review warnings, use the Select by ID and fairly often when an error message is generated and we expand the warning.



Choosing Show will often generate a warning that there is no good view to show it in and ask us if we really want to let Revit hunt for a view.



I'd like to be able to specify which kind of views to hunt through before it does its magic. For example I know I want to find a ceiling so don't bother showing me 3D, elevation or section views if I'm really hoping to see just ceiling plan views. Perhaps a new Zoom option: Zoom to Selected that goes to the current element in the view, like Revit will do in a 3D view using the view cube.

Let me help Revit focus on what I'm interested in or think I need. I occasionally have a clue...

5 comments:

The Revit Kid said...

They could just use the system Navisworks has in place to find and focus on elements... That would be nice.

Nick said...

I like that suggestion (as someone who has tried to create an Add-in that hides this note and automatically skips through views until a "Floor Plan" is found - and then it can zoom into the view with that element).

It is possible to do this with the API (probably easier for people with better programming skill than me). To me, that means the actual programmers of Revit should be able to make this happen in a future version also.

Dave said...

Excellent idea. I don't know HOW many times I've I've used that and ended up on the Site Plan.

On a mostly related note: Ohm to be able to Copy/Paste a UID from the Warning dialog to the "Select by ID" dialog!

Steve said...

Copy paste would be nice! I wrote this knowing that the API could help but I'd still like Revit to get some polishing.

Steve Bennett said...

I believe Phil Read has released a plugin for Revit called "Zoom to Awesome". It does your desired behavior of zooming to a selected object. It is awesome indeed. :)