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kirbybeegles4894
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Lines Too Short

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12-02-2011 07:37 AM

Can anyone explain what the deal is with lines being too short in REVIT?  I've run into a lot of issues with exploding CAD imports and also just creating details with lines that need to be very short and it's surprising that this has become such a problem for us.  Is there a specific reason I can't draw a line that is only 1/256" long?  Any help is very much appreciated.  Thanks.

I understand your fustration, however Revit is behaving as designed, however I can recommend submitting an enhancement request.

There are currently two online forms for customers to submit enhancement requests.
Please note that these web pages are in English only.

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Re: Lines Too Short

12-05-2011 05:00 PM in reply to: kirbybeegles4894

Unfortunately it is not possible to have detail lines as fine and as small as 0.1mm or 1/256inches in Revit.

Such fine and precise tolerances are far better detailed using Inventor.

Inventor is far better suited to this type of design detailing.

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Re: Lines Too Short

12-06-2011 11:57 AM in reply to: kirbybeegles4894

Kirby, this makes my head scream, "NOOoooo!"

 

Attaching CAD files and exploding them can make for a lot of junk in your Revit project and a lot of possible headaches down the road.  A better method is to Link the CAD file and recreate the detail using Revit components, Filled and masking Regions and very few actual lines.  You may still get the "Line Too Short" error and will have to come up with something else creative, however it will keep your Revit Projects cleaner.  After your detail is re-created in Revit, you can remove the CAD link from your project (under Manage> Manage Links> CAD Formats.) 

 

Sorry for the thread jack, but just needed to get that out there.  Hoping others will learn from predecessor's mistakes.  ;-)

Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
AutoCAD 2010 Certified Professional
Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional

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kirbybeegles4894
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Re: Lines Too Short

12-06-2011 12:26 PM in reply to: lzaras1

Couldn't agree with you more.

 

Let me explain the situation:

 

It's an isometric view of floor sheathing on wood joists.  It's a detail, so we want it to be "revit-ized" for future changes and whatnot.  First, I tried exploding the cad import so that the objects were all lines that could be easily manipulated, unfortunately, this got rid of all of my nail symbols because the arcs that made up these components became too short for REVIT to use.  Then, I tried, as you suggest, to create the same nail symbols using a detail component.  But obviously, there is a minimum size that needed to make them.  Essentially, my compliant is that now all of my nails look like really big holes instead of nice neat little round dots (See the image below).  Not the end of the world, but just wanted to get the thought out there in case something can be done about it.Capture.JPG

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Re: Lines Too Short

12-06-2011 01:52 PM in reply to: kirbybeegles4894

I understand your fustration, however Revit is behaving as designed, however I can recommend submitting an enhancement request.

There are currently two online forms for customers to submit enhancement requests.
Please note that these web pages are in English only.

Suggest a Feature & Product Feedback

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kirbybeegles4894
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Re: Lines Too Short

12-06-2011 02:09 PM in reply to: pagerodney

Hmmm...not to sound frustrated still, but why are there 2 places to submit feedback?  Which one is better?  Which one will get a response faster?  

 

Also, the "Suggest a Feature" site appears to be broken.  I guess that answers my question about which one is better.

 

See what I'm saying?

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pagerodney
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Re: Lines Too Short

12-06-2011 02:39 PM in reply to: kirbybeegles4894

My apologies for that. Please use the Product Feedback link.



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Re: Lines Too Short

10-15-2012 02:04 PM in reply to: kirbybeegles4894

It is not possible to draw a line shorter than 1/32", but such a line may be modified down to 1/128" ; Draw the line long, select the line, change the length. At that level of precision, moving the line accurately is not reliable.

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