Align Views on Different Sheets

Revit has a serious lack of tools when it comes to aligning views in the same place on multiple sheets. Sure you could just slap the views on and nudge them until they “look close”. But we all know that it is not exactly in the same spot. We want to show all those skeptics that Revit can make an excellent set of documents. You would also want to think about how your drawings will look when someone is flipping through your sheets as a PDF and the plans are bouncing all if the place, sheet after sheet. So follow along with the video below to learn how to get the classiest set of drawings this side of Bimtown.

Align Views on Different Sheets

Create Placeholder Sheets

Placeholder sheets in Revit are a great way to set up sheets that you will use in the near future, but don’t want to actually have the sheet show up in your project browser. The tricky part is there is no “placeholder sheet” tool so we will have to go through a few steps.

  1. Create a new project
  2. Create a new Sheet List by going to the View tab > Create Panel > Schedules > Sheet List

Creating a Sheet List

The Sheet List Properties will pop up.

  1. Make sure that the “Fields” tab is select and on the left side, click on Sheet Number. Hit Add –>
  2. Click on Sheet Name and hit Add –> again
  3. If your dialog box resembles the image below, hit OK

Sheet List Properties

You are now in the sheet list view. Time to add some new rows to create the placeholder sheets.

  1. Under the Modify Sheet List tab, go to the Rows panel and click New row.
  2. Every time you click on new row, it will add a blank sheet to your file, and you will see the Sheet List below begin to populate
  3. Note that you can change the name of the drawing by clicking where it says Unnamed

New Row

When you are ready to actually use the placeholder sheets, click on New Sheet (see image above) and pick from the list of pre-made sheets.


Create Placeholder Sheets