Matchlines show where two views split on a primary view. A view reference is a link symbol that provides automatic numbering and instant access to other views.
In the next 3-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to add a matchline and edit its line style. Then you’ll learn how to add reference tags to both views to visibly link them.
Step 1 – Duplicate View
Duplicate the view to split it into two parts.
- Right-click the view name in the Project Browser.
- Duplicate the view twice and rename new views accordingly.
- Open each view and activate the Crop Region in the properties palette.
- Click on the boundaries to control the region.
- Right-click the boundary of the region > drop-down Hide in View menu > click Element.
✨ Tip: If you want to display multiple viewports on your screen, go to the View tab > Windows panel > click Tile Views (shortcut: WT).
Step 2 – Add Matchline
Add the matchline annotation to show that the view is split.
- Go to the View tab > Sheet Composition panel > click Matchline.
- Draw the line in one of the viewports.
- Set Top Constraint and Bottom Constraint.
- Click Finish Edit Mode.
Edit Line Type
- Go to the Manage tab > Settings panel > Object Styles.
- Open the Annotation Objects tab.
- Search Matchline in this list and assign new preferred properties.
- Click OK.
Step 3 – Add View References
Add view reference tags to number and link each page of the view.
A view reference is a graphical representation of a view in another view. It allows you to reference a portion of a view in another location within the same project or even in a different project.
- Go to the View tab > Sheet Composition panel > click View Reference.
- In the Modify | View Reference tab, Set Target View to link the reference.
- Insert the annotation into the viewport.
The tag displays view number and sheet number (if the view is on a sheet).
✨ Tip: To load the (M_View Reference.rfa) tag annotation, go to Insert tab > Load from Library panel > click Load Family. Locate the family in C:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RVT 20XX\Libraries\English\US\Annotations.
A matchline is a symbol for split Revit views. The view reference is an automated view numbering tool and an annotation that you can interact with. After printing to PDF, clicking a reference tag in the PDF document will switch the view to the linked reference.