Locations Title Block

The Location Titleblocks utilize a family called View Window which can display both Views and Schedules. The View Window family is multi-functional and created in a way to easily select views, assign view templates, and resize viewports. To apply to other title blocks, simply load the View Window family along with the View Templates into a project. Depending on the selected type, the Start/Stops are color-coded for visually identifying the view type.

NOTE: The eVolve Electrical software has a predefined location title block that can be found in C:\Program Files\eVolve\eVolve Electrical for Revit 20xx\Resources\Families.

From the project, open a Location Sheet. Alternately, to quickly create one:

If not already done, create a location. From the eVolve Ribbon, in the Location Breakdown Panel, click Create Sheet. Select the location template and click OK.

Click on an interior outline edge to select the title block family, then click Edit Family. This will load the location sheet family.

Options for the View Window Family

  • PlaceOnSheet – when checked, the view(s) appear on generated sheets. When unchecked, the views are still created and may be found under Assemblies in the Project Browser.
  • View Template – defines the view template. Must enter a view template that already exists in the project.
  • View title - user-definable and displays name of the selected view, from the ribbon, the view templates are found in View\View Template.
When assigning a View/Schedule Type, ensure the proper View Template is assigned

  • Height – user-definable and displays the current height of the selected view
  • Width – user-definable and displays the current width of the selected view
The viewport may also be resized by dragging the grips located on each of the four sides of the viewport. The resizing of the viewport also changes the scale size.
Views will either be scaled to fit or not scaled based on the Viewport Settings found in the eVolve Location Breakdowns Manager under the Sheet Settings tab.
Choose View or Schedule

Checking one of the following View/Schedule Type options will display the view or schedule in the selected viewport. In order to function properly, only one type may be selected per viewport. When a View Type is checked, the name of the selected view type is displayed in the viewport. When a Schedule Type is checked, the name of the View Template is displayed in the viewport.

Views
  • 3d Ortho
  • Plan View
Schedule 
  • Schedule View- must be checked and all view types must be unchecked to use the schedule
  • Schedule to Copy- enter the name of a schedule type to copy that already exists in the project
In the Location Window Properties, under Graphics, leave the Visible option unchecked.
If views are not correct or information is not displayed properly, edit the viewport and check the Construction parameters. The Construction parameters are preset values that drive the Spool Window family. If errors are displayed in the Construction parameter fields, check the current selections to make sure the proper View Type, Schedule Type, and View Template are correct.
To utilize these features while using a non-eVolve title block, open an evolve title block, select a section view, click edit family, and load it into the custom title block. Repeat these steps for additional kit windows to build a complete custom title block.
Editing and modifying the Location Window family is not recommended and may cause undesired results.

Relevant Articles

eVolve Location Breakdown Manager

Creating a Location

Assigning a Location

Creating Sheets for Locations

Breakdown Settings

Creating a Custom Shape for Location Breakdowns


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