Create a Reference Callout

Insert a reference callout to an existing view, or create a new drafting view.

  1. Open the view in which you want to add a callout to a drafting view.
  2. Click View tabCreate panel (Callout).
  3. On the Reference panel, select Reference Other View.
  4. Select a reference view name from the drop-down list. (For a long list of view names, it can be helpful to enter keywords in the Search field to quickly locate the reference view name.)
    Note: For users who are not students or Autodesk Maintenance and Desktop Subscription customers for Revit 2015 software releases, the Reference Other View option displays on the Options Bar without the search capability.

    If there are no existing views to reference, select <New Drafting View> to create a new drafting view. The reference callout will then point to this new drafting view.

    Note: If the Reference Other View list includes a view on a sheet, the detail number and sheet number display next to the view name.
  5. To define the callout area, drag the cursor from the upper-left to the lower-right, creating a callout bubble as shown by the dashed line enclosing the upper-left corner of the grid.
  6. To see the callout view, double-click the callout head.

    The callout view displays in the drawing area.

    If you created a new drafting view for the reference callout, the new view displays in the Project Browser under Views (all)Drafting Views. Create the drafting view as desired.

  7. Note: To change the view referenced in the callout, select the callout bubble, and on the Options Bar, select a reference view name from the drop-down list.