Revision Cloud Linetype

I know that this is a frequent request, and I am aware of the workarounds. I just wanted to add another voice to say that this is a long overdue feature for software that is for the creation of professional drawings.

Thank you,



I don’t think LayOut is to get “object” type linetypes anytime soon. It is a totally different concept from dash and dot-type lines.
I would draw a revision cloud, group it and put it in a scrapbook for re-use.
Modern clients have little use for revision clouds. They are nor prepared to go through a stack of drawings to look for things that have changed, but require a clear list of revisions that locates them.

I’m sure it’s not an easy solution, but certainly other programs have figured it out.

Plenty of contractors still want to see changes in drawings noted this way. I was literally asked to redo a drawing to show the revised area with a revision cloud which led me to post here today, and it was not the first time I have been asked to do so.

Like I said, I’m aware of the workarounds, but I do think that it is a reasonable feature to request for software that is used in the production of architectural drawings. It is something that a number of people have asked over a number of years, so I know I’m not alone.

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Hi Harrison, I certainly understand your request here and agree that it should be incorporated into LayOut. Because I have faced the same issue for a long time, I early on came to my present solution to this problem which is to utilize a Wacom tablet with pen and the Freehand Line mode in LayOut. I actually prefer it to the solutions that I’ve used in the past in Bluebeam Revu and AutoCAD because the end result is much more akin to the hand drafted look, which I prefer. Plus, it is much easier to draw my cloud in tight spaces without covering any other important information. That may not be an option for you, but it works really well for me.


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