Assembly Views

Various settings used in the Shop Drawing Configurations are explained here.

Create View - If ticked ON, selected Assembly View with defined settings will be created.

Create Detail View - If ticked ON, Detail View in the project will be created - not Assembly View. The View will be cropped to the size of assembly, but other model elements will be visible, as this is not a view of the assembly.

View Number - In Smart Assemblies it's not possible to have the same Type of Views, like Front, Top, etc. with the same View Templates. If you try to do that, you get this message:

But if you set different View Number values for those views, then it will be OK:

View - Type of View that you want to create: Front, Top, Left etc. All default views that are available for Revit Assemblies, plus some flipped versions of vertical and horizontal sections are available in here. Also, a Legend can be selected to tell the software that you want to have the selected Legend on the Sheet.

Read this article on how to use Legends in Shop Drawing Configuration.

View Type - Select view type or leave it as "None". In that case, default View Types will be applied.

View Name - the name of the view that will be created.

View Template - Select View Template that should be used for the selected view to control visibility settings for that view.

Dimensioning Rule - Select dimensioning rules for each of the views.

Read more about dimensioning rules here.

Tagging configurations - apply a tagging configuration for a selected view.

Read more about Smart tags and tagging configurations here.

Tag Elements - Tag all hosted elements if tags of the relevant category are loaded in the project.

GP is Visible - Select if the Gravity point should be visible in view. It will only work if the option to Insert Gravity Point is also selected in the Common Options tab.

Read about the Gravity Point here.

Update Views - If ticked ON, then the Update Assemblies command will update this view after running it.

Views are Visible - the position of section views, and elevations by default are hidden by the software. If it's checked, then they will be visible in the selected view (also check the View Template if Sections and Detail Views are visible).

Insert Grids - if a grid line is crossing the assembly, a 2D family of a grid line can be created in the selected assembly view.

Learn more about Insert Grids functionality in this article.

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