Hello and welcome back to another CAD clip on a Revit Structure. In this lesson kind of a two or three part on the crop region, annotation crop region and now dependent views and in this example of using the dependent viewer, we are going to use a floor plan, we did another one with an elevation more of a linear type application to the dependent view so I have just got a building here and I am just going to go to the set or first floor and I am going to have to look at that and I can see that I have got my normal crop region on there.
I have got my annotation crop region. I can turn the graphics of that crop region on or off and I can activate whether the crop region is being used or not with my crop region button over here so that really has not changed.
What I want to do is I want a cut up of this floor plan into four different quadrants and then plot them or drag them to whatever sheets I want. The main thing is I can maintain it and draw, continue to draw here on this main primary plan but the quadrants that are kind of all most if you poured itoff will be dependent on this view.
So you can edit in the main primary view, you can edit in the dependent view. And then we can take those four views and drag them and etc, to different sheets. So start with this, we will right click on here. We say duplicate the view and I can say not duplicate or duplicate with detail, duplicate as dependent, okay. And it is going to create a new one in here and I am going to quadrant these off. I am going to right click on here and I am going to rename this and I am going to call this you know NW for Northwest.
And also when you create the dependent view, you will notice that it is also makes that your current views and it makes the box, the crop region, the size of the crop region from which you generated it. Watch how we do this.
So now I am going to take this, remember I have got my main one here. This is the one that is dependent so I am going to take this. Now I need to create some match lines. So I have got to stop for a second even though I made that dependent view. I am going to go to my view tab on my design bar and I am going to go down here and draw match line. I am going to go in here to settings. I am just going to check and make sure that I have got my match line under annotation, red and let us go to like a number 10 so it really stands out dash dot looks good and now I am going to sketch in a match line.
I know that mid point looks good. Hit the Esc a couple of times, go like that. Draw another line, maybe grab midpoint of there for some reason, click over here, click here, Esc, finish the sketch. There is my match line that I am going to use.
So now I am going to create, now those match lines first of all are in the primary and the secondary even though I made this in the dependent view is that not great? So now inside of my dependent view, I am going clip on it and you crop it is basically what you do. You manually take this guy and you crop it down to where those match lines are. Remember we can use our annotation one, have a look at that CAD clip.
Now what I am going to do to make the one over here the Northeast, I am going to right click on here and say duplicate as dependent. Now it is going to make that I am going to right click, I am going to rename that in call but you know NE for Northeast and now I can take that guy because I am in the North East one and I can drag that over, you see how this is working out okay so I have got a Northwest, got a Northeast.
Now I want to do this one down here. I do not want to do this from here. If I go right click and say duplicate, it is going to make a big one like this which is fine but I might as well start with this one and say duplicate as dependent. Now I made a new one, I am going to right click and rename that and call this Southeast and then I am going to find that crop region I am going to drag it down to my match lines.
There is no real way that I can find of snapping to those match lines as of yet and then I can take this one Southeast, right click repetitive, repetition makes perfect. And then this one is going to be of course called my Southwest hit okay. Now that, that is the active one, right it is bold. Click out, hover, grab that, drag that over to my match lines.
In the meantime, I can go back to my primary view and guess what there, there and there are those primary or dependent views that I have created and I can go and edit these from inside of here. That is the most amazing thing, a quite amazing thing about these dependent views. So we can go in and fine tune these, do whatever we want and then when we go in here, we can draw in here or we can go and we can draw in here, it is highlighted or we can draw in here it is highlighted, is that not wonderful?
Okay take a window here right click and say create similar. Add some windows in there and of course that is going to get populated out in here which is quite nice and then from there we go to our sheets, we right click and say new sheet make a new sheet and then we drag our Northeast and our Northwest.
Notice the nice green alignment okay. Southeast it is going to line this up. Southeast and then my Southwest, Southwest going to line up in two directions, click and place then again of course we can go and in Esc, Esc, and fine tune how we want our little labels to go.
Okay so we have that on our sheet all updating parametrically back to this primary floor plan which has its own crop region which it can use or not use, remember. And then these super awesome dependent views that seem to be just working like a charm that work off of here and you can manage it from any one of the those locations so I am sure we can all find some really excellent ways of using dependent views and will probably learn some more stuff as we start to use them in live projects.