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shawnbassplayer
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Showing ductwork on 2nd level that extends to roof?

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09-26-2013 06:44 AM

Here's a quick question.  I have a large 2-story building with a sloped roof.  The roof level starts at the bottom of the roof.  

 

If I set the top of my view range to the roof level.... I cant see some of the ductwork that rises above the 2nd level near the peak of the roof (since it's now in the roof level).

 

If I set the top of my view above the roof so that I can see all of the ductwork.... .Then some of the lower roof, and rooftop equipment becomes visible. 

 

What I want is to have all of the 2nd level ductwork shown, including the ductwork that extends above it.... Without showing any of the rooftop equipment. 

 

Any suggestions?

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CADastrophe
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Re: Showing ductwork on 2nd level that extends to roof?

09-27-2013 06:41 AM in reply to: shawnbassplayer

Well, you have two options that I can immediately think of.

 

#1. Since you cannot create a View Filter based on the Elements' Level, you can use the 'Comments' parameter as a means of manually designating which elements you wish to see. In your View, select all of the elements you want to see and add a value to the Comments field under Properties. Then create a View Filter that will hide the elements with that Value for Comments. Conversely, you can instead add a value to the elements you want to be hidden.

 

#2. Use Plan Regions in staggered sections. Note that these are notorious for not working well with MEP Duct and Pipe Fittings.

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RickGraham
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Re: Showing ductwork on 2nd level that extends to roof?

09-27-2013 08:02 AM in reply to: shawnbassplayer

Unless I'm reading this wrong, I was going to suggest that you simply Hide in view all the things you don't want to see (rooftop equipment, roof, etc.). Set your view range to show all the duct and then hide away.

Rick

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shawnbassplayer
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Re: Showing ductwork on 2nd level that extends to roof?

09-27-2013 08:09 AM in reply to: RickGraham

RickGraham wrote:

Unless I'm reading this wrong, I was going to suggest that you simply Hide in view all the things you don't want to see (rooftop equipment, roof, etc.). Set your view range to show all the duct and then hide away.


That's what I ended up doing.  I extended my view range to show all of the ductwork and hid the rooftop equipment.  I was just hoping that there was a more simple way.  I'm still learning Revit.  There may be a way that I haven't found yet such as putting all the rooftop equipment in one category and then hiding that category in my 2nd floor view.... That way if I add another piece of equipment, I won't have to remember to go and hide it everywhere.  

 

Thanks.

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Re: Showing ductwork on 2nd level that extends to roof?

09-27-2013 09:01 AM in reply to: RickGraham

Hiding the elements in view works, but I try to avoid doing that because that doesn't carry over to Duplicated or Dependent Views. It's also easier to toggle them on and off with a View Filter, if need be.

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