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dhorger
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Line Styles by Pipe Type

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03-20-2007 02:39 PM
I feel stupid for even asking this because it's probably obvious, but how do you set line styles (including patterns) by piping system (ie: cold water, hot water, etc.)?
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KyleB_Autodesk
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Re: Line Styles by Pipe Type

03-26-2007 06:52 AM in reply to: dhorger
You need to use View Filters to accomplish this task.

1. Settings -> Filters... Here you define the Filters that will exist in the project. See image 1.

2. Select a view in the Project Browser that you want to apply these filters on, go to Properties -> Visibility Graphics Overrides... -> Filters tab. Here you will select a filter you defined in step 1 and define visual overrides for elements that are returned by the filter. See image 2.

3. Go to that view, note that your Filters have been applied and there is a visual difference between your systems, see image 3.

Keep in mind that Filters can be part of a View Template, so you don't need to define these for each individual view.

HTH,
Kyle B
Revit MEP Product Manager


Kyle Bernhardt
Product Line Manager
Revit Services
Autodesk, Inc.

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dhorger
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Re: Line Styles by Pipe Type

03-26-2007 08:22 AM in reply to: dhorger
Thanks, Kyle, that's exactly the kind of help I needed, but couldn't figure out from the Help file. It makes sense, but it isn't really intuitive. Thanks again.
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msoren
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Registered: ‎12-10-2007
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Re: Line Styles by Pipe Type

07-30-2008 03:52 PM in reply to: dhorger
I've set up the filters and applied them to the views I want and I can get the color to change and the pattern. but what I want is not a "pattern" I want a single line designation for the different plumbing and piping when I'm in a coarse view. I don't seem to be able to do that with the filters. I can do it when I select the individual element and then over ride the visibility graphics for the element. but I don't want to select each element to do this.
Please let me know if I am missing something.
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martin.schmid
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Re: Line Styles by Pipe Type

07-31-2008 10:35 AM in reply to: dhorger
Instead of applying an override to the pattern in the filter, you wan tto apply the override to the Lines.


Martin Schmid, P.E.
Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

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jcook
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Registered: ‎10-11-2006
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Re: Line Styles by Pipe Type

07-31-2008 11:31 AM in reply to: dhorger
We are using the filters to designate different colors for different systems. Example we created a process water system, a process water filter and used the override on the line style to designate a color. We can keep all the different systems filtered from each other and on different colors this way. It works better than the color scheme (it makes the line look like you have taken a highligher to it vs changing the color of the line).

Note that if you use the transfer project standards. It will transfer the filters but it will not keep the color overrides (quite a pain that you cannot do that).

Kyle / M. Schmid is there a way around this where the color overrides can be transferred?

john
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martin.schmid
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Re: Line Styles by Pipe Type

07-31-2008 12:56 PM in reply to: dhorger
Hi John-

There is an outstanding request to be able to transfer the Filter Settings with a view template. I'm not sure why this doesn't happen. However, Kyle pointed out that ifyou transfer both View Templates and Filters at the same time, that the Filters / color settings will be on the template.

Also, you're right on the highlighter bit... note in the 'Edit Color Scheme', the setting is 'Highlighter fill width'.

MS


Martin Schmid, P.E.
Product Manager - Revit MEP
Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Autodesk, Inc.

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