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Sheet Sets

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Welcome to this Revit Zone article on Sheet Sets. In this short article we will show you how to create Sheet Sets. Although a relatively simple concept in the context of Revit's power and complexity, Sheet Sets are a really useful productivity tool that will speed up your output with regards printed material of PDF's.
Please note that the concept of Sheet Sets is universal in the world of Revit- ie it is applicable to Revit Architecture,Revit MEP and Revit Structure.
So what are Sheet Sets. Basically they are named collections of Sheets. So why would you want to do this. Well, over the course of a typical project you are most likely going to generate many, many sheets. And periodically, you will need to print out (either physically or via PDF) some of these Sheets. You will do this for different purposes- ie presentation drawings for the Client, Services drawings for a Design Team Meeting, etc. Yes, you can select each sheet in turn by placing a tick in the check box when you come to print. But much more efficient is the creation of any number of "Sheet Sets"- which you can then just output by choosing the Sheet Set name at the time of printing.
So let's show you how to do this by example. In the following image you will see the various Sheets, listed in the Project Browser......
Let's say (for the sake of example) that I need to regularly print Sheet numbers 200 to 205 inclusive. This scenario os an ideal candidate for the use of Sheet Sets. So let's go ahead and create a named set. First of all select "Print" from the Application Menu....
Then from the Print dialogue box, select "Selected views/sheets" from the "Print Range" choices......
Now this is more like it. We are now in the correct dialogue box to actually create, use and delete our Sheet Sets......
At this point it is worth saying a little about Sheets AND Views. As you probably know by now, Revit works with Views which are THEN placed onto Sheets. There is nothing at all stopping you from printing out individual Views - and there will be many times when this is all you need. So everything we are saying about "Sheet Sets" is applicable to Views- and these would (as you may assume) be called "View Sets" But to avoid any possible confusion, let's stick with Sheets for the purpose of this article.
So back to our example. Let's filter out the project Views so that we can clearly see just the Sheets in the project. Just uncheck the "Views" option in the "Show" panel at the base of the dialogue box. We are now just left with a list of all the Sheets in our project....
You amy notice that some of the sheets already have a check next to them. Hit the "Check None" button to deselect ALL Sheets. Now we need to select the sheets we wish to include in our Sheet Set. I'll go ahead and check Sheets 200 to 205 inclusive....
Now all I need to do to create my new Sheet Set is select "Save As" and choose a name for my new Sheet Set. For the purposes of this exercise I will leave the name set as "Set 5".....
And that's it folks! Every time you want to print this particular set of Sheets out you just need to navigate your way to the "Print" dialogue and then to "Selected Views/Sheets" and pick your Sheet Set from the list in the drop-down panel......
We have used a very simple scenario for the purposes of the tutorial. But you can appreciate that on a large project, the use of Sheet Sets (and possibly "View Sets") is a very useful method of organising your work for printing.

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