I am working on a Plumbing file in Revit 2013. I have a structural file linked into my plumbing file. the problem is, even though all my pipe is above the floor, the floor pattern (concrete) is showing “On” my pipe. See attached image…. Also in the attached image, the Grating that is showing “over” the pipe is actually 2’ below it, but the pattern is still showing on top of the pipe. Anyone seen this before?
Update.... it is doing it in 2014 also.
basicly, why is my pipe not hiding patterns from the link that are below it? And yes i am in a hidden line view. :-)
ya, that was my first thougth too..... it is a Floor Plan and the underlay orientations is set to Plan and it still shows like that.
This issue is a behavior of Revit. For whatever reason, hatch patterns that belong to "out-of-discipline" elements (i.e. Walls & Floor on a Mechanical View) will NOT be masked by "in-discipline" elements. So if you changed your View's Discipline to Architectural or Coordination, the pattern will become masked. I do not have a work-around to the situation, aside from turning off the hatch pattern for the Floors entirely, under V/G Overrides.
The issue is my designer wants to see through the grating, I noticed the floor patterns when trying to diagnose that issue. Some of the grating is over the pipe in a trench and some is under the pipe as it comes up out of the trench. Instead of making a elaborate family for the grating, we just made a thin floor and applied a Model surface pattern (which works great in 3d). If we set the discipline to any of the MEP’s though you can see though it like they want, but, the surface patterns shows on top of the pipe that is coming up from the trench. If we set the discipline to Coordination, Structural or Architectural, the grating elevations behave, but you can’t see through it anymore. Basically I want my cake and eat it too :-)
Unfortunately the group I’m working with is very particular and this is there first Revit project. I don’t want this to be an issue that they can say they won’t use Revit for. I have already heard “Well in AutoCAD we’d just…..”. I was hoping it was something I was missing, not a deficiency in Revit. For now, I have told them to just place a filled region in the views they want to show the grating in.