How to Split a Revit Floor Plan to Scale on a Sheet?

The day comes when you are working on a large project and to keep the floor plan readable at 1/8” scale you need to divide it on the sheet and use two sheets to display. Yes, even at using 36” x 48” sheets I have one level projects so large you can’t get them on one sheet. I also believe in the rule of not using less than 1/8” scale to be able to read a floor plan without a magnifying class.

Use this MISOBIM tip to learn how to resolve this problem quickly!

PROBLEM: Your floor plan not fitting to 1/8” scale on your 36”x48” sheet like below.
SOLUTION: Split the floor plan into East and West halves. To do this duplicate 2 views of that floor plan view then you independently crop and modify the two views to slide onto a sheet.

 Revit Floorplan doesn't fit on the sheet!

Revit Floorplan doesn't fit on the sheet!

STEP 1:
First, in the browser Windows click on the floor plan that you want to make copies of them right click and then go to duplicate view.  It gives you three choices. First is Just a simple duplicate.  The second duplicate with detailing,  This will bring in the annotation symbols dimensions with it.  The third duplicate as a dependent.  That's probably the best to choose because any changes you make to one will automatically affect the rest when it comes to dimensions and everything on that views.

 Right Click Duplicate View then Choose Duplicate as a Dependent 

Right Click Duplicate View then Choose Duplicate as a Dependent 

STEP 2:
Make two copies and rename the copies west and east floor plans.  Once you have the copies you can click on them and zoom out a little so that you can start to manipulate where they crop independently.

 Manipulate where to crop 

Manipulate where to crop 

STEP 3:

If your plan does not have structural column guides, you can set a reference plane to help you mark where to crop.

 Set reference plane if your plan does not have structural column guides. 

Set reference plane if your plan does not have structural column guides. 

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STEP 4:

Once you have the view cropped your two duplicated views, then it's time to place the views on a sheet. Go to view pull down then new sheet, choose title block and drag out the view. 

 Add New Titleblock sheet to set up two sheets to place your views. 

Add New Titleblock sheet to set up two sheets to place your views. 

 It should look like this....

It should look like this....

There you go now you have 1/8" to scale floor plan split between two title block sheets!

 

 

Melita Issa