Using Revit Sheet Guide Grids to Simplify Your Construction Document Creation

February 15, 2023 Cherisse Biddulph

Along with the great main content in our Revit fundamental guides, we also include an appendix with extra tidbits to help you while working in Revit. One of those topics is guide grids and sheets. Guide grids help you place views on sheets so that all your sheets line up and there is no need to go back to nudge a view so that all your sheets are aesthetically pleasing.  


Some facts about guide grids: 

  • You can make as many as you need. 

  • You can change the spacing and name at any time. 

  • Guide grids do not print. 

  • You can delete guide grids from the sheet and create a new one. 

I wanted to share with you how I like to use sheet guide grids to help inspire you. 

  1. Open a sheet view; it can be empty or have a view already on it. 

  1. In the View tab>Sheet Composition panel, click Guide Grid

  1. In the Assign Guide Grid dialog, you can choose an existing guide grid or select Create new

Figure 1 

  1. I like to name my guide grids by sheet sizes (e.g., 22x34 or ANSI D) so I know exactly where my views will be placed depending on the sheet size, but you can name them anything you like so long as it helps you when it comes time to put your sheets together. For this exercise, I am going to create a guide grid for my 22x34 horizontal sheet. 

  1. Once you click OK, the default 1” guide grid displays on your sheet, covering it completely –which can become very annoying.