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Masking regions from drafting views cover up elements in other viewports

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06-20-2012 09:49 AM



We have some drafting views in our model in which we have some manufacturers detail components. Some of these components are not adjustable and are too big for our use. Rather than edit the family and cut a portion of the detail, we have decided to leave them as-is. With that, we will cover up most of a portion of these components with a break like (masking region). The issue here is that once we insert these views onto a sheet, the breaklines (masking regions) cover up elements from other viewports and I need to fit several details onto a sheet. Anyone ever experience this issue before? Any tricks to not make this happen? Unfortunately, Revit 2012 does not have a crop region for drafting views.




Sash K

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Re: Masking regions from drafting views cover up elements in other viewports

06-22-2012 07:43 AM in reply to: sashk

The View with the Masking Region would have to be placed in the background so it does not Mask the neighboring Views. There are no direct display order controls with Views, the first View inserted is farthest in the background. A quick method to bringing a View into the foreground is to expand the list of Views for the Sheet in the Project Browser, and click and drag the View onto the Sheet again. This will re-attach it and place it in the foreground.


If you have multiple conflicting Masking Regions, you'll have to rearrange the Views on the Sheet like a puzzle. There is no other solutions aside from modifying the family that I can think of.

Corey D.                                                                                                                  ADSK_Logo_EE_2013.png    AutoCAD 2014 User  Revit 2014 User
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