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kathryn.langan
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Break Line Scale

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07-05-2011 07:36 AM

I had a user ask a question I wanted to share with the forums:

 

Is it possible for a break line to scale with a view?

 

The break line family is built as a fill region in a Detail Items category and will not change size as a view scale changes. As a workaround you could create several different sizes of the family and interchange them as needed. A quick web search should also lead to a few user-created ones on various other sites.

 

If you have an alternate approach, please update the thread!



Katie Langan
Technical Support Specialist
Customer Service & Support
Autodesk, Inc.

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RudyBeuc
Posts: 71
Registered: ‎06-10-2010
Message 2 of 10 (1,595 Views)

Re: Break Line Scale

07-07-2011 07:23 AM in reply to: kathryn.langan

Here is the breakline solution I'm using for the moment. I plan to refine this later on....

 

 

 

 

Thanks,

Rudy Beuc

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lostagain
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Registered: ‎10-15-2002
Message 3 of 10 (1,481 Views)

Re: Break Line Scale

12-05-2011 01:28 PM in reply to: kathryn.langan

NOOB question: Why isn't this a generic annotation that scales with the view scale? I can't imagine using the break line if it reads properly at only one scale.

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lostagain
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Message 4 of 10 (1,471 Views)

Re: Break Line Scale

12-05-2011 02:29 PM in reply to: lostagain

I'm probably wasting my time experimenting with this, as it seems like a simple solution yet for some reason is not the way the OOTB family is created.

 

After trying to create this I've run into a couple problems, which may or may not be due to using a generic annotation:

  1. I set the edges and depth of the masking region to instance parameter-controlled dimensions in the family but have no grip control over them in the project.
  2. It would also be nice to stretch the break line symbol without changing it's shape.

I've attached the family in case anyone with more family creation experience wants to take a look at what I've got so far.

 

(currently working in RAC 2011)

 

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RudyBeuc
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Message 5 of 10 (1,423 Views)

Re: Break Line Scale

01-01-2012 02:29 PM in reply to: lostagain

I'm looking ito how to do that.

 

 

Thanks,

Rudy

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RudyBeuc
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Registered: ‎06-10-2010
Message 6 of 10 (1,388 Views)

Re: Break Line Scale

01-12-2012 12:36 PM in reply to: lostagain

If there was a line baseb annotation faimly template, thei would be easy.

 

The examples I posted were created with the line dased detail family template

 

Thanks,

Rudy Beuc

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lostagain
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Registered: ‎10-15-2002
Message 7 of 10 (1,383 Views)

Re: Break Line Scale

01-12-2012 12:47 PM in reply to: RudyBeuc

Rudy: I'm a NOOB to Revit and don't understand your post. You've suggested a scenario where it would be easy to create, but it sounds like that scenario is not available. Am I correct in my interpretation? Do you intend to investigate further? I am stuck at this point.

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RudyBeuc
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Message 8 of 10 (1,372 Views)

Re: Break Line Scale

01-12-2012 01:31 PM in reply to: lostagain

Yes you were correct in your interpretation.

 

I'm still looking for a more elegant solution butt this is working for now.

 

Thanks,

Rudy Beuc

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lostagain
Posts: 63
Registered: ‎10-15-2002
Message 9 of 10 (1,367 Views)

Re: Break Line Scale

01-12-2012 02:33 PM in reply to: RudyBeuc

Rudy: Thanks for your confirmation. My first NOOB inclination is to, instead of using the break line, simply use masking regions and keep the sketch line intersecting the linework visible. Since I have done almost no detailing yet, can you tell me if you see any problem with this approach?

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RudyBeuc
Posts: 71
Registered: ‎06-10-2010
Message 10 of 10 (1,357 Views)

Re: Break Line Scale

01-12-2012 04:03 PM in reply to: lostagain

Whatever works for you. Try different stuff and see what you like best.

 

 

Thanks,

Rudy Beuc

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