I am used to Autocad Architecture where I typically detail out my sections. I show the top and bottom plates, gypsum wallboard, beam sections, ACT tile layout, etc...
In Revit, the annotation scale seems to be too small to make it look good. I just get thick lines at 1/4" scale - looks sloppy. I have detail set to fine, but it does not seem to do anything until I set the scale to 1-1/2"=1'-0" or greater.
Just curious how everyone else does it. Are your sections just basic linework and you dont add components until you get into wall sections or details.
I have watched tons of videos, and read the tutorials but I have not yet seen anyone actually take a section from start to finish on the sheet. Everyone just shows how you put the section mark down and it atuomatically creates a section view.... Thats great but there is a lot more to do in my mind, I think I know how to add the callouts and annotation but it does not seem very good if I am not pointing at the insulation or pointing to the beam, etc...
I hope this makes sense - any help would be appreciated!
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As for your question--Revit uses WYSIWYG ( what you see is what you get )--so, the "thick" lines you see when zoomed in are how they will plot/print. You can use Thin Lines view setting to see more fine detail when editing; but it will not print as displayed in Thin Lines view.
Just like text sizes and annotations adjust per view scale and plot accordingly.
Revit differs from Cad here--no more annotation plot scales ( 1/96 xp, blah blah....)
Do not add Detail Components at scales where they will not read or print properly--add them into enlarged details
with scale greater than 1/2" as a rule; or even larger--1", 1 1/2", 3", 6" etc.
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO