Showing posts from November, 2009

Isolating your annotations

Given the number of interior elevations - types of elevations need to be isolated. As elevations are not view-dependant, there is a trick to isolate the categories you want.

To isolate annotations- use filters in the visibility graphics for a view. Select a filter the uncheck the box under the View column. This will hide anything matching the filter.

The default elevation style is now INTERIOR-INTR. There is also now an INTERIOR-ARCH. This controls the visibility of the system families symbols (the circles for the elevations as an example).

When applying VIEW TEMPLATES consider whether you want to apply the V/G Overrides Filters - any pre-existing filters may be overwritten if this is checked- which is OK if that is what needs to be done to correct the view.

Revit Floor patterns and materials

Kristine and I worked this out a little farther...
Set the offset height when creating a new floor to 1/4" (element properties in the toolbar- not the option bar) and it will remain 'sticky' - i.e. upon finishing the floor, creating a new floor will retain that value. This offset allows shading of the materials to show when the plan is "viewed in shade mode with edges".. Different colors for the shading and surface patterns drive how the element displays- particularly the hidden line and shaded views. If the floors are co-planar (i.e. the offset is not set) materials will not tag correctly in plan(not even with tabbing.) and solid patterns get lost. (Note the solid hatch pattern + color will override the shading color!) Sheets can be created in color, and printed in either color or grayscale to easily identify layouts of materials on the floors- no more cryptic hatches!

Maybe we should do a lunch and learn for this or a Revit session? The process has been revised (…