Create legends to list the building components and annotations used in a project.
Some typical legends include
- Annotation Legend. Displays sheet annotations such as section heads, level markers, spot elevation marks, elevation symbols, keynote symbol, revision tag, element tags, and other symbols that do not represent model objects. Each symbol has an associated piece of descriptive text. All symbols are shown at printed size.
- Model Symbol Legend. Displays symbolic representations of model objects with some descriptive text.
Typical elements are electrical fixtures, plumbing fixtures, mechanical equipment, and site objects.
- Line Styles Legend. Displays a line in a selected line style and text identifying what that line style represents on drawings.
Among the uses are fire rating lines, property lines, setback lines, electric wiring, plumbing, utilities, and center lines.
- Materials Legend. Displays a sample of a cut or surface pattern and text identifying the material associated with that pattern.
- Phasing. Shows a section of wall drawn with a selected graphic override and identifying text.
Legends can be added to multiple sheets. Any elements that can be placed in drafting views, such as detail lines, text, dimensions, and filled regions, can be placed in a legend.
Legend views are unique to each project, and therefore cannot be transferred from one project to another.
NoteA component that is placed in a legend does not count as an additional instance of the component in the building model, and thus is not added to the number of instances of that component listed on a schedule or note block.
Visibility of Elements in Legends
You can modify legend views by turning off the visibility of subcategories in the view. See Visibility and Graphic Display in Project Views.
Example: You can place several door legend components and then turn off all the door subcategories (except for Frame/Mullion) to produce a Door Frame Legend.