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    Best practice for keeping multiple size sheets

    We use 24x36 size sheets mostly for the working sets. However for a lot of meetings we print 11x17 in house of only specific views from the overall set. Do you just create the 11x17 sheets in the original revit file or link the revit model into a new file that will have the 11x17 sheet sets?

    Thanks for info!

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    I never do that, I only print entire sheets scale to fit to A3 size if needed.

    But if I would it would be in the project for sure, make a separate number range for those sheets and print if needed. You will need to have duplicate Views too of course as you can not place a View on multiple Sheets.

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    Thanks for the reply. That's what I thought but interested if I was missing some other way people do it.

    Thanks again

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    With WFH we just share screens these days!

    (once) back in the office - we promote having Revit up on screen(s) - failing that, if we're "only" going to be looking at views (not annotated sets) then we simply run exports to image files since they can be flicked through faster (on tablets etc).


    that all said, scaled-down print sets (A1 to A3 for example) remains a very real thing, sadly, and that forces font & symbology sizes skyward to maintain legibility. It's one of my biggest bugbears, though second to hard-copy printing.

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    If I want just parts of a sheet, I will print that from the PDF. Or do a scale to fit from the PDF, which scales the linework as well. I rarely print scale to fit directly from Revit or Autocad anymore.

    Actually, our project architects prefer prints @ 50% so the drawing is still measurable with a scale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CADiva View Post
    our project architects prefer prints @ 50% so the drawing is still measurable with a scale.
    Which doubles the inaccuracies that come from scaling prints.

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    Do Not Scale

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    Use only measurements given

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    All dims to be checked

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    Etc


    (Basically, more fool the fools who want their shrunken formats, they get warned, they've no come back)

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