View References

View references

 – there are two types of VIEW REFERENCES

 – opposite and adjacent.


View References ONLY show in PRIMARY<>Dependant view relationships. They are not visible in standard views. It is best to find the extents of the dependent views from the primary view and place the view reference tags there- use the dependant view extents (Dashed in view/annotation crop regions in the primary view) to place the tags.


BOTH Opposite and Adjacent tags should be used as they ‘grow’ from opposite sides of the match line-

The invisible aligning line (Below in purple) should align with the match line. Each must point to the corresponding dependant views- adjustable from the options bar or element properties.



·         In the primary view reference ALL view reference tags show.

·         In the dependant views- ONLY the view tags unrelated to the view show. In the example graphic above- match line 1/AE111-B will not show in dependant view AE111-B, however it will show in dependant view AE111-A as well as the primary view.

·         Hopefully in future Revit versions- a single tag placed in an overlapping region will point to the adjacent view.


Important to note these are the same tags shared between PRIMARY and DEPENDANT views. If more than 1 / 2 of the tag is off the crop region or annotation crop region it will not be visible in the dependant view- so keep that in mind when laying out the tags.


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