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    By Garry Stockton 2017-04-26_09h49_39.png

    If you want to include dimensions (Width and Height) in a door tag, the following steps will help you to create custom tags.

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    Standard tag (Mark or Number).

    Click the File Menu and select ‘New’ then ‘Annotation Symbol’.

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    The Family Editor opens in a view with two dashed lines crossing each other.

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    Select the ‘Create Tab’ across the top of the application, go to the ‘Text’ panel and pick ‘Label’.  Click the centre of the two intersecting lines to position the label.

    Once the Edit label dialogue box has opened, select ‘Width’ and use the ‘Green Arrow’ to add it to the Label parameters. Do the same for Height. Also, in the Sample value ensure you place dimensions (example; 1000 Width and 2000 Height).

    Next, add a space and letter x in the suffix box.

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    Then, select ‘Width’ (row 1) and pick ‘Edit parameters’ icon and untick ‘Use project Settings’.       

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    Set the following for Width (and repeat for Height):-

    • Units: Millimetres
    • Rounding: 0 Decimal places
    • Unit Symbol: None

    Click OK to close both dialogue boxes.

     

    Pick the Create Tab and select ‘Masking Region’ in the detail panel. Then sketch a six-sided polygon (or any other desired shape) as shown below.

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    Save your Tag and load into your project or save it to your Revit Annotation Family to be used as a standard. The tag will detect the size of the door and add appropriate dimensions.

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