Revit Guide Grid to Arrange Viewports on Sheets

I ran into the Revit Guide Grid property of the Sheet Views recently. I know that this tool has been out there for a while, but I guess I never really came across this functionality. So since I didn’t know about it just until recently the way I was handling the alignment of viewports on the sheets is via grid embedded in the titleblock families (talking about doing some more research before going an extra mile or two and fixing stuff that is not broken!). Anyways, the good thing is that Revit Guide Grids are super easy to use and now I can get rid of the titleblock grid, which will definitely make big projects with tons of sheets lighter!

So here is how Guide Grids work:

  • Each sheet has an instance property called “Guide Grids” but if you haven’t created any yet it will be set to None
  • To create a Guide Grid that you can assign to a sheet you can go to View/Sheet Composition/Guide Grid – that will invoke a “Assign Guide Grid” dialog box where you can create multiple guide grids for your project
  • Once a Guide Grid is assigned to a sheet you can turn it of by setting “Guide Grids” property to None
  • If you select the Guide Grid object in a Sheet View you can change the grid spacing property from the Element Properties
  • Guide Grid spacing acts like a type parameter even though you have to control in from Element Properties. For example if you have a Guide Grid “General Plans” in your project and it is assigned to many sheets – changing the spacing value will change it on all the occurrences of this guide grid. Same thing goes for positioning the grid – you can move it around in respect to the titleblock and all the rest of the instances of the same Guide Grid will adjust their position
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