Sheeets documentation

Duplicate 1 or 100 sheets automatically in Revit®.
Copy with custom duplication options any inserted views, legends and schedules.
Sheet numbering and naming can be customized using a csv editor such as Excel® or LibreOffice®.

How to…

Last Revision: September 2020
Supported versions: Revit 2018 to Revit 2021

What is Sheeets

Sheeets is a Sheet duplicator for Revit® that lets you easily duplicate one or more sheets with customisable naming and Viewport placement options.
The following documentation will explain the functionality of each section of the app.

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Sheet to copy (a)

This drop-down will contain a list of all the sheets in the project. Choose one to serve as the base template from which the copies will be made.
Fill the No. of Copies textbox with the number of copies you wish to create.

Viewport placement options (b)

The views that are placed in the sheet you chose previously will be duplicated according to the options in this section.
You can choose how to handle three types of views:

  • Legends
  • Schedules
  • Views*

*By Views here we mean all other views which are not Legends or Schedules such as plan views, sections, details, etc.

There are three options to choose from for each view type:

  1. Place same: Places the existing view on the new sheets.

    Note: this option is grayed out for the Views column because it’s not possible to have the same view placed in more than one sheet.

  2. Place duplicate: places a duplicate of the view in the new sheets.
    For every new sheet created, a new duplicate view will be created as well.

    Note: The naming of the duplicated views is handled automatically by Revit®.

  3. Don't place: Doesn’t place that type of views in the sheets.

Duplication option for views (c)

The option chosen in this section controls the type of duplication that will be used for views. Again, when we say Views here, we refer to all types of views excluding Schedules and Legends (plan views, sections, details, etc.). So consequently, this option will be available only when the Views radio-button of the previous section is set to Place Duplicate.

The three options we have available are the same you can choose from when duplicating a view (see image below):

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  1. Duplicate: creates a copy of the view that only includes the building elements.
    Annotation and detailing are not copied into the new view.
  2. Duplicate with detail: creates a copy of the view and includes all annotation and detail elements (such as tags).
    Any annotation or view-specific elements created in the new view are not reflected in the original view.
  3. Duplicate as dependent: creates a copy of the view and links it to the original (parent) view, as shown in the Project Browser below.
    View-specific changes made to the overall view, such as changing the Scale, are also reflected in the dependent (child) views and vice-versa.

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Custom sheet naming (d)

Pressing this button will open a csv template file in your default csv editor.
This file is saved in your temporary folder and there’s no need to save it in another location; in fact, doing so will prevent the app from reading the data correctly.
Once you finish editing the csv file, just save and close it.

This template file contains two columns that you have to fill out: Sheet Number and Sheet Name (see image below).

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Note: the template file will have the Sheet Name column filled out by default the number of times you have specified in the No. of Copies textbox but changing the csv file by adding or deleting rows will update this textbox and thus, the number of copies to be created.

Detecting naming errors

Remember that the Sheet Number must be unique across all sheets in the project and that the following characters are invalid for naming: \ : { } [ ] | ; < > ? ~. The Sheeets app will detect errors regarding sheet naming violations (see below).

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Once you have filled your csv file, simply save the file and close it.
To finalize the process, click on the OK button in the Info-box that appears and OK again on the main Dialog-box to create the sheets.