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    Scope boxes are an often-missed function in Revit. However, this command is an excellent way to ensure consistency of view extents across multiple floors.

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    Consider a staircase spanning several floors, there is a need to show a consistent area of extents for the ground, first and second floor. Also, it is often desired to place each view in a consistent place on each respective sheet. This is easily achieved with a scope box. This command is located under the View tab as shown in the image below.

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    Place the scope box around the desired feature, quite often this is a stairwell or a riser shaft. It is good practice to name the scope box describing the feature it encompasses. Also specify a height high enough that it intersects with all the relevant floor level datums.

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    Once drawn, set each view extents to the named scope box within the property’s palette. Revit then adjusts the crop region to suit.

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    Place each view onto a sheet. Use the guide grid function to locate a common reference like a Reference Plane, Level or Grid so that the view is placed at a common offset from a sheet origin.

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