March 23, 2021

How to Create Grid Lines in Revit Assembly Views [VIDEO]

Ever wondered how to make grid lines appear in assembly views in Revit?

By default in Revit, grids are only visible in model views. So, to remedy that, we spiffed up the shop drawing configurations of our Smart Assemblies add-on.

Now there’s an option to show grid lines in assembly views if they cross your element in the model. It works with different categories, and grids can go in both directions. All you need to do is to select ‘Insert Grids’ in the far right column of the Shop Drawing Configurations window for the views that you would like to see gridlines on.

Insert grids option in shop drawings configuration in Revit

In the Dimensioning Rules window, you can indicate if grids should have dimensions:

dimensioning rules - dimension grid lines in Revit

After the assembly has been created, grid lines will be visible in the views that you selected.

production ticket of precast column modeled in Revit with grids visible
column assembly in Revit with grids in horizontal section

The grid family has some type and instance parameters, which you can control to fit your needs.

grid line parameters in Revit

Here’s a quick video showing how to do it.


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