CHAPTER 18 Annotating Your Design

No set of documents is complete without the annotations to describe the drawings. Even when you are using a digital, parametric model, you still need to provide annotated documents. It is necessary to add dimensions, tags, text, and notes to the drawings to properly communicate with owners, contractors, and the rest of the design team.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to:

  • Annotate with text and keynotes
  • Use tags
  • Add dimensions
  • Set project and shared parameters

Annotating with Text and Keynotes

Notes are a critical part of communicating design and construction intent to owners and builders. No drawing set is complete without descriptions of materials and the work like the ones you can see in Figure 18.1.

Diagram shows prefabricated wood I joists, moisture, and mold resistant gypsum board, aluminium framed storefront, steel framing, floor joist, plywood subflooring, roof paver, aggregate ballast, tapered insulation et cetera.

Figure 18.1 An annotated detail

There are two ways to add notes to your drawings in Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software. Both are located on the Annotate tab and highlighted in Figure 18.2. One of these methods is the Text command (shown on the left), and the other is the Keynote command (shown on the right).

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Figure 18.2 FigureThe Text and Keynote commands

The text object consists of a resizable field into which you can enter text with optional features, including leaders, bullets, or numbers. Text can be used for annotations, sheet ...

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