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*Mike Maloney
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Wall Graphics-Plan

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02-02-2008 09:46 AM
I'm working some new walls types (style) for presentation to my office at
work. I'm laying them out, and am noticing 'DOTS' at the ends of my walls.
One, it's rather annoying because they seem to be interfering with the
osnaps, and second, they look like crap on the screen. Is this a function
of the types, or graphics, and how do I get rid of them?

Thanks

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Mike Maloney
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melarch
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Message 2 of 14 (868 Views)

Re: Wall Graphics-Plan

02-03-2008 05:10 AM in reply to: *Mike Maloney
I tried duplicating your image showing the walls, even made new wall types and could not get the walls or dots to display as you illustrated in your attachment. do you have any imported images or files from AutoCAD as background.

Even after selecting my new wall type I could not get either the end grips based on the location line position for the wall more than one grip dot to appear at the same time.


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Message 3 of 14 (868 Views)

Re: Wall Graphics-Plan

02-03-2008 08:08 AM in reply to: *Mike Maloney
I've not seen anything like this b before. Could you post a screen shot of the wall structure table? Or Zip and post a small sample project which includes these wall types? I am thinking that it may be caused by some interaction of the wall layer boundaries. Also, do you have any graphic overrides set up for the cut-lines? What happens when you turn on "thin lines" display, and zoom in real close?
*Mike Maloney
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Re: Wall Graphics-Plan

02-03-2008 09:21 AM in reply to: *Mike Maloney
Yes Mel there is an ACAD bakground linked in.

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Mike Maloney
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I tried duplicating your image showing the walls, even made new wall types
and could not get the walls or dots to display as you illustrated in your
attachment. do you have any imported images or files from AutoCAD as
background.

Even after selecting my new wall type I could not get either the end grips
based on the location line position for the wall more than one grip dot to
appear at the same time.


Mel Persin, AIA
AEC Technology Consultant
Technology to Visualize and Realize Solutions
Modeling the Future/Drafting the Past
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dtabor-hanson
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Message 5 of 14 (802 Views)

Re: Wall Graphics-Plan

07-28-2011 02:45 PM in reply to: *Mike Maloney

Looks like this is several years old but I just got this same problem going on in 2012. I have been working with a template started OOTB - not brought up and updated.

I have not seen these corner issues before. Any ideas????

First pic - shows dots - existing phase in view set for existing

Second pic - demo phase - parts demolished - not entire wall - view set for Demo

Third pic - new phase with view set for new

 

Only the existing shows this but I also get this problem if I draw a wall in the new phase using a view with new phase settings. So if the wall is created in the view phase - I get a dotted corner.

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Message 6 of 14 (786 Views)

Re: Wall Graphics-Plan

07-29-2011 07:56 AM in reply to: dtabor-hanson

Can you upload a blank file with just the misbehaving wall in it?

Ross Kirby
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Message 7 of 14 (780 Views)

Re: Wall Graphics-Plan

07-29-2011 08:35 AM in reply to: rosskirby

seems like any wall is doing this

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DParkGForce
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Re: Wall Graphics-Plan

07-29-2011 08:48 AM in reply to: dtabor-hanson

I see your wall projection line weight is set to 5 in object settings. If you lower that to 1 the dots disappear. The componant line weights are still there. I am not sure what element is actually making the dots but the line weight is controlled by the Object styles projection line weight.

 

 

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Message 9 of 14 (768 Views)

Re: Wall Graphics-Plan

07-29-2011 08:52 AM in reply to: DParkGForce

But the office standard has the core of the wall much thicker than the other layers. SO, setting the number down does make it go away but I want it fixed - not ignored.

Know what I mean???

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Message 10 of 14 (761 Views)

Re: Wall Graphics-Plan

07-29-2011 09:27 AM in reply to: *Mike Maloney

The problem is being caused by the Projection line weight value for walls exceeding what you have set for the non-structural components of walls.  That is, since the non-structural components of walls are set to have a cut value of 2, any Projection lineweight that exceeds 2 results in the "dots" which are actually just the intersection of the wall boundary lines at the corners of the wall.  I'm not sure these aren't overridden the same way as the internal components, but that's the way it works.  You might want to submit a service request or wishlist item on this one, because I don't see any way around it.  As far as I can tell, your only option is to model them as separate walls (core wall vs. finish wall) and use filters to override the graphics.

 

Hope that helps.

Ross Kirby
BIM Manager
Arcturis
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