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markcrabbe
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How to get rid of grid lines for printing

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12-16-2009 01:49 AM
i have gridlines in my revit drawing (which are hiden), however when i go to print (to pdf) the gridlines appear in the print out. how can i stop this?

many thanks
mark
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vector2
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Re: How to get rid of grid lines for printing

12-16-2009 02:24 AM in reply to: markcrabbe
if you see grid lines and you don't want them to print-
push VV on your keyboard and select the annotation
categories tab and go down the list and uncheck grids-
and probably do that for the elevation markers too..

remember you can turn off and on anything in a view
by going into visibility graphics- VV..
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Alfredo_Medina
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Re: How to get rid of grid lines for printing

12-16-2009 06:28 PM in reply to: markcrabbe
One very strange thing in Revit is why the programmers left 2 different methods of hiding things. If you hide things with the "glasses icon" > hide element or category, those objects hide, but, print, and they cannot be reset to visible again using the "reveal hidden elements" mode, which is confusing. If you don't want them to print, you need to use the "Glasses icon > "Apply..to view"

On the other hand, if instead you just select the object(s), do Right click > Hide by element or category, this method hides the objects permanently, without the risk of printing them, and without the need to "Apply" , and they can be reset to visible in the "reveal hidden elements" mode, so all about this method is an advantage over the first one. I thought 2010 would unify these two behaviors to avoid confusion, but it did not. In my opinion, the first method should be either removed or revised to work like the second method.

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Re: How to get rid of grid lines for printing

12-16-2009 06:38 PM in reply to: markcrabbe
The "glasses" icon is meant to allow you to temporarily hide/isolate objects
while you're working on them to make them easier to get to without
accidentally selecting other objects in a dense view. You're right - they
still plot - the idea is that you can quickly hide/isolate objects without
messing with the "permanent" visibility settings of the view, get done what
you need to get done, and then reset. The problem comes when someone forgets
to reset - hence the cyan border which is supposed to be a reminder that
you've got that state in place.

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"Alfredo_Medina" wrote in message news:6306192@discussion.autodesk.com...
One very strange thing in Revit is why the programmers left 2 different
methods of hiding things. If you hide things with the "glasses icon" > hide
element or category, those objects hide, but, print, and they cannot be
reset to visible again using the "reveal hidden elements" mode, which is
confusing. If you don't want them to print, you need to use the "Glasses
icon > "Apply..to view"

On the other hand, if instead you just select the object(s), do Right click
> Hide by element or category, this method hides the objects permanently,
without the risk of printing them, and without the need to "Apply" , and
they can be reset to visible in the "reveal hidden elements" mode, so all
about this method is an advantage over the first one. I thought 2010 would
unify these two behaviors to avoid confusion, but it did not. In my opinion,
the first method should be either removed or revised to work like the second
method.

Alfredo Medina
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Alfredo_Medina
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Re: How to get rid of grid lines for printing

12-17-2009 04:35 AM in reply to: markcrabbe
Good morning, Matt. You must be tired of fighting with that brick wall.

Yes, the problem with hiding with the "glasses" icon > hide elements or category, is that resetting objects selectively is impossible. The only way is by resetting all of them at once. So the fact that it is not possible makes me avoid that method altogether. If I want to quickly hide one object I always do it with the right click anyway, because I know that I can quickly retrieve it using the "reveal hidden elements" window. So I still see no need to keep the first method in the program.
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vector2
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Re: How to get rid of grid lines for printing

12-17-2009 04:54 AM in reply to: markcrabbe
hide and reveal elements is the hard way
to turn off categories like grid lines..

hiding grid lines for printing was the topic
of this thread..
*Matt Dillon
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Re: How to get rid of grid lines for printing

12-17-2009 08:32 AM in reply to: markcrabbe
Which Alfredo addresssed.


"Vector2" wrote in message news:6306305@discussion.autodesk.com...
hide and reveal elements is the hard way
to turn off categories like grid lines..

hiding grid lines for printing was the topic
of this thread.. Edited by: Discussion_Admin on Dec 18, 2009 10:24 AM
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vector2
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Re: How to get rid of grid lines for printing

12-18-2009 01:14 AM in reply to: markcrabbe
i see where Alfredo is saying what doesn't work well-
but i don't see where he is saying what does work..
unless he is just agreeing with what i said..

i think we got the question answered anyway- but
it makes me realize what we all need to do when
answering these questions- we need to be more
clear and more direct..

it's really kind of hard knowing what is on someone
else's mind..
Matt- you must not be doing much big-time blogg'n
lately being down here in the trenches with us..

but i'm glad you're here.. Edited by: Discussion_Admin on Dec 18, 2009 10:24 AM
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