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Easy frames and tables in Revit text annotations. An undocumented trick.

A - answer You can easily insert text framing or whole tables in Revit text annotations. Your tables and cells can be designed simply by typing the "+" (plus) and "-" (minus) characters on the keyboard. At the moment you send this magical string by pressing Enter, they will surprisingly create the indicated table.

So e.g. by typing:


you will generate the first row of a table containing three columns, where the first column will be 4x wider than the third column and the second column will be 2x wider than the third one. And right away you can type in the values into the cells of the the newly created table. You can move between the cells using the Tab and Shift+Tab keys. If you want just a text frame (a table of a 1x1 size), type the initial string:


You can use mouse dragging to change the column widths and row heights of the generated table.

See the the video illustrating how to create such "scripted" tables with this "secret" function:

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See also:
Tip 12671:Import Excel table by snapping a photo of it.
Tip 12184:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2020 (import/export/AnyCAD).
Tip 11705:Split and join multi-column schedules on Revit drawing sheets.
Tip 11581:How to compare changes between two versions of a Revit BIM project?
Tip 10303:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2016 (import/export).

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