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Change all to Existing...?

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09-11-2013 12:39 PM

Is there an easy way to change all the model geometry from New to Existing in one easy command? I drew a three story building complete with structural columns, beasms, curtain walls, doors, walls, floors, etc. and I need to now make it all 'Existing'.


Thanks in advance...



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Re: Change all to Existing...?

09-11-2013 12:50 PM in reply to: dtdesign

Two possible methods (neither of which is one-command):


1. Create a Multi-Category Schedule, select any one field, and disable "Itemize all instances". This should leave one cell; select it and click "Highlight in Model" on the Ribbon. Under Properties, the Phase parameters should be available but if not, use the Selection Filter to remove the non-applicable elements (such as Detail Items).


2. Go to Phases, create a New "New Construction" Phase at the end, select the original "New Construction" Phase and under 'Combine with:' click "Previous". This will move all of the Model Elements to the "Existing" Phase, but it will also set ALL of your Views to the Existing Phase as well.

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Re: Change all to Existing...?

09-12-2013 03:19 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Corey - thanks for the advice. I tried them both and the second one worked the best - the first suggestion did not select all the model elements (it found structure and curtain walls but not floors, walls, doors, windows). I appreciate your suggetions and your response - thank you!


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Re: Change all to Existing...?

09-12-2013 12:04 PM in reply to: dtdesign

go to a 3D view, window highlight all objects, and then change the Phase properties from New to Existing.

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