Creating a Leader Without Text in Revit


If you have used AutoCAD prior to Revit, you probably are accustomed to being able to add a Leader without text. Unfortunately, adding a Leader without text in Revit isn't as straightforward and requires a little more effort. In order to do this, you must create a new family that doesn't include text. Follow the instructions below: Open a new family. You would do this in the same way you would open a new project, but instead select family. It will open a window to select a template file to start with. In the Annotations folder, select Generic Annotation.

Click on the text in the view and delete it. Save as "Leader", then click the Load into Project button.

In your Project Browser window on the left, scroll down to Families and find Leader. Click and Drag the Leader into the view window. At the top of the view, you should see "Number of Leaders". Change this to 1.

Note: The leader may appear without an arrowhead. You can change this by clicking Edit Type under the Properties window on the left and then picking one of the options in the drop down window.


Revit: "Not To Scale" Viewport Titles


Creating a Viewport Title that displays "Not to Scale" or "N.T.S." in Revit is very simple, but finding where to change it can be a little tricky. If you click on the Viewport Title and look at the Properties, the first thing listed is View Scale. If you click on the drop down, you can see "Custom" is an option, but when you click on it nothing really happens.

The reason for this is you have to define what "Custom" is. In order to do that, you need to go to the Drawing View (not the Sheet View) and at the bottom you should see what scale the drawing is set to.

Click on the scale and then select "Custom...". A dialog box should pop up.

Click the checkbox that says "Display Name" and type in the custom Display Name you'd like to appear on the Viewport Title. I chose "N.T.S.".

Lastly, go back to the Sheet View and click on the Viewport Title. Change the View Scale to Custom in the Properties menu and your scale should change to the Custom Scale you just created.