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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Adding Tags and Keynotes in a 3D View - Revit 2012 Tutorial

Adding Tags and Keynotes in a 3D View

You can lock a 3D view in order to tag elements and add keynotes in the view.

Note: Because you cannot lock a default 3D view, you cannot add tags to a default 3D view. You can lock a perspective view, but you cannot place tags in a locked perspective view.

The following tag types are not allowed in a 3D view:

  • Material tags
  • Area, Room, and Space tags

Tags and keynotes can only be placed in a 3D view that has been locked. A command on the View Control Bar controls the locking of 3D views. There are 3 options when locking/unlocking a 3D view:

  • Save Orientation and Lock View

    Locks the view at the current orientation. You cannot orbit the model in this mode.

  • Restore Orientation and Lock View

    Restores an unlocked, reoriented view to its previously locked orientation. Any tags and keynotes placed at the original orientation will display.

  • Unlock View

    Unlocks the current orientation, allowing you to navigate and orbit the 3D view. Any tags or keynotes placed in the view do not display until you click the Restore Orienation and Lock View command.

Note By default, the leader for tags in a 3D view is set to Free End on the Options Bar. This setting is preferred for elements that may require adjustments to 3D tags, such as walls.

To save an orientation and add tags and keynotes in a 3D view

  1. Open the 3D view in which you want to tag elements and set the orientation.
  2. On the View Control Bar, click Save Orientation and Lock View.
    NoteIf the 3D view is a default ortho view, usually named {3D}, you will be prompted to rename the view because you cannot lock a default 3D view.
  3. Add tags or keynotes to untagged elements as desired.
    NoteIf you change the orientation and click Save Orientation and Lock View, a message warns that any previously placed tags and keynotes will be deleted. You can proceed or cancel the command to save the new orientation.



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