Utilizing Global Parameters for Sheet Grid Visibility

November 8, 2018 IMAGINiT Technologies

Are you having to hide sheet grids one sheet at a time? See steps below on how to globally control sheet grid visibility using Global Parameters in Revit.

In the Title Block Family:

  1. Create a new Linestyle to be used for the Gridlines: Go to the Manage tab > Settings panel > Object Styles tool use the following settings or similar.

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  1. Add some gridlines to the Title Block using the newly created ‘Gridline’ linestyle: Go to the Create tab > Detail panel > Line tool and create gridlines as shown in the image below or similar.

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  1. Next, select the newly created gridlines. Then go to the Properties Palette > Graphics Section > Visible parameter and select the ‘Associate Family Parameter’ button as seen in the image below.

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  1. In the Parameter Properties dialog, create a new Instance parameter called ‘Gridlines’ with settings as shown in the image below.

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  1. While still in the Parameter Properties dialog, select the new ‘Gridlines’ parameter from the list. Then hit OK.

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  1. Save the Title Block family and load it into the Revit Project.

In the Revit Project:

  1. Create a new Sheet. Select the sheet in the view window and then select the ‘Associate Global Parameter’ button as seen in the image below.

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  1. In the Associate Global Parameter, create a new Global Parameter called ‘Gridline Visibility’.

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  1. While still in the Associate Global Parameter dialog, select the new ‘Gridline Visibility’ parameter from the list. Then hit OK.

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  1. Repeat Steps 7 through 9 to create new sheets with the same associated Global Parameter for ‘Gridline Visibility’.
  1. Now, you can manage the visibility of grids on all your sheets by going to the Manage tab > Settings panel > Global Parameters tool and checking/unchecking the ‘Gridline Visibility’ parameter.

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