Wednesday, 16 September 2015
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Afternoon. I would like to see the ability to have the refnote annotation placed on separate layers based on their division. Reason:

Our firm will usually have ONE hardscape design file. As a general rule, we annotate in the design file model space. (not the sheet file). However, this one design file may be referenced into multiple sheet files:
- amenity plan
- wall plan

Ok, maybe just those two... but I could see more, depending on the project. Right now, I am manually moving the annotation to the separate layers. Pain. Ideally for me, wall notes would go on LG-ANNO-WALLS-025M, for example.

Thanks,
Tim

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Timothy Starkey, RLA, APA, LEED AP BD+C
Director Landscape Architecture
CVL CONSULTANTS
4550 N. 12th Street • Phoenix, Arizona • 85014
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There's a couple workarounds, although I wouldn't necessarily recommend them.
But you can place your callouts from a Paperspace viewport, in which case they will get moved to Paperspace. Alternately, you can xref your design file into multiple sheet files, and annotate the xref in each.
But we are planning to roll out additional RefNote validations in the future, which will work better if the RefNote is in Modelspace with the design file.
We also have plans to add a RefNote Preferences pane, to enable you to save your callout and arrow preferences. That would be the logical place to also add a checkbox to add a layer suffix for the RefNote Division. This could also apply to all RefNote Objects, providing a tidy way to organize those various plans.

--J
I like where you are going with the refnote preference pane. The ability to separate refnote callouts on separate layers based on division would be very helpful.

I agree with your non-recommendation, that ppspace labeling with refnotes might not be best. I would also prefer not to keynote in ppspace. I understand the pro's of having the annotation sheet specific... but I have found refnotes to be most reliable when everything is in the same design file in modelspace. We make extensive use of the blocks/lengths/areas quantity part of refnotes. I know that the schedule will count blocks that are in an xref... I think the areas will too. The length by layers requires me to change the layer name to have the xref prefix, which makes setting up a template tricky if file names are not exactly the same project to project.

Any timeline for this refnotes pane feature? I know you have a lot on your plate.

Thanks,
Tim

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Timothy Starkey, RLA, APA, LEED AP BD+C
Director Landscape Architecture
CVL CONSULTANTS
4550 N. 12th Street • Phoenix, Arizona • 85014
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Probably early next year.

--J
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