It’s easy to update your detail numbers in Revit. Just select the view on the sheet and edit the View Number in the Properties window. Probably takes a few seconds at most. But what if you needed to edit ALL of your view numbers? How long would that take?
Suppose you need to add a prefix to a detail number in your Revit project. Instead of the detail reading “1”, you want it to read as “A1”. Pretty easy to do, right? Just select the viewport and edit the “Detail Number” property. But what if you needed to do this to ALL the details in your project.
Ugh. . . that’s going to take a while.
This is the predicament an ArchSmarter reader found himself in recently when he needed to add a prefix to all his detail numbers. If you’re facing a similar situation, fear not! This Revit macro will save you a lot of time. It automates the process of adding a prefix to detail numbers. Here’s how it works: Simply enter the prefix you want to add to the detail numbers then choose whether you want to update just the current sheet or all the sheets in the project file. The macro will only update viewports that don’t currently have the prefix. After it updates all the viewports, the macro will let you know how many viewports were updated. What would have taken hours can now be done in a few seconds!
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