Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Zoom Sheet size

Because of this amazing zooming and panning capability in digital drawings, people loose track of the scale of the drawing (and the building!) Most of the times, this lack of scale understanding results in detailing / modeling more than necessary.

Revit has this rarely used command:

View > Zoom > Sheetsize (shortcut ZS in default installations)

This zooms the drawing window to match the print size based on the scale of the view. It is a good idea to check our model and the details based on this zoom factor. This habit also helps when we decide NOT to spend time to clean a wall joint properly, assuming that it may not look jarring in the sheet!

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