I just updated the Sheet Maker and View Maker macros I first wrote about here. These new versions are a lot more useful. The macro file includes graphic interfaces for both macros. You can now select the elements from the interface rather than rely on the hard-coded values. You can download the macro file at the end of this post.
To run the macro, open the .RVT file in Revit. Go to Manage > Macros > Macro Manager. In the Macro Manager dialog box, choose either “makeSheets” or “makeViews” then click the “Run” button.
This macro creates sheets from a CSV file and adds views onto the sheets. The new version of makeSheets includes an dialog box so you can select the CSV file you want to use. The CSV file can be located anywhere on your computer. The macro also reads the available title blocks in the current model file. Just select one from the list and the macro will create the sheets using that title block.
The makeViews macro automatically creates floor plan or reflected ceiling plans based on the levels in the current model file. I added a dialog box in the new version of the macro. From the dialog you can select the view type to create (floor plan or reflected ceiling plan) as well as a view template and scope box to use when creating the views. If you don’t want either, just select “none” from the list.
Download the Macros
You can download the macro (in Revit 2015 format) from the ArchSmarter Revit Macro library. Don’t have access? Sign up for ArchSmarter updates in the form below and get immediate access to this and other time-saving Revit macros!
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