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rock9
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Selecting walls by height or thickness.

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07-22-2012 12:45 AM
In AutoCAD I used to put walls in different layers according to their thickness. This made easy for working with them. I could lock or hide other walls that don’t want to work upon. How can I do that in Revit?
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vector3
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Re: Selecting walls by height or thickness.

07-22-2012 03:49 AM in reply to: rock9

Yeah you can hide a wall you're not working on. Just select the wall

and go down to those little glasses on the view bar.

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CADastrophe
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Re: Selecting walls by height or thickness.

07-22-2012 02:27 PM in reply to: rock9

If you select a group of elements, you could use the Filter to select only Walls, but not a specific Type of Wall. You could create one or more View Filters to easily control the visibility of Walls based on their thickness, using the Width parameter. Go to:

 

Visibility/Graphics Overrides » Filters tab » "Edit/New..." button towards the bottom.

Create a new filter, check the Walls category from the list, and set the filter rules as appropriate. (Just ask if you need any assistance).

 

WIth this, you can turn off the walls that fit within the Filter Rules, so you can select only the Walls that you want to select. This does not appear to be possible to do according to Wall Height, though.

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Re: Selecting walls by height or thickness.

08-02-2012 04:32 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

where is this option found? i'm using 2012 version

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Re: Selecting walls by height or thickness.

08-02-2012 05:29 AM in reply to: rock9

Hit "VG" for Visibility/Graphics Overrides and see attached image.

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Re: Selecting walls by height or thickness.

08-03-2012 12:19 AM in reply to: rock9

you should also try to create a wall schedule and try to filter the desired walls using filters there.

let us know the results plz.

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Re: Selecting walls by height or thickness.

08-25-2012 12:29 AM in reply to: parveen.revit

thank you for providing this tip. this works great :smileyhappy:

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