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Assign Different Detail Levels to Subcategories

Assign Different Detail Levels to Subcategories

Currently detail levels can only be applied to all elements of a category.  We need more granularity.  In addition to being able to assign detail levels by filter, we should be able to assign detail levels to subcategories.  Detail levels are useful because they are the only tool we have to change how families look on a per view basis. However, there are often elements elements that need to be shown differently than others of their categories.  For example, I have a family that has basketball court markings.  In renderings and some enlarged plans I want to see the thickness of the lines (an extrusion set to view in medium and fine), but in most drawings I would like to just see the lines I have set for course view while ther families of the same category need to follow the view setting (medium).

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I would like to add to this awesome idea.

Working as a plumbing drafter for a MEP company I find that for pipes above slab need to be single line (medium or coarse detail level) and pipes below slab need to show as a double line (fine detail level) and when I have pipes above and below slab in the same drawing I can only show them as single or only as double lines, so the plans are showing the pipes wrong, and its confusing for the contractor or anyone else looking at the plans who are not familiar with the project.



My idea is to incorporate a Detail level option for the Plan Regions that already exist in the program. So I would be able to put a plan region around pipes that are below slab and change their detail level to medium so only those items in the plan region will show as medium details where everything else on the plan will stay with Fine detail level.



Francis Smith


@Anonymous I could see it coming in handy for things on in a plan region, but use them, but use them very sparingly myself because they are awkward to manage, take time to draw, and can't be in a view template.  If I was trying to do what you describe I'd rather try to do it by filter with this suggested change: Change Detail Level By Filter

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@jkidder the problem I foresee in the MEP side of the spectrum if I were to change it by filter... say I have sanitary piping above and below slab on a floor plan.

I change the sanitary filter detail level to coarse or medium, it would change all the sanitary piping in that view, not just the one at a certain elevation.

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Thanks for taking the time to submit your idea. Unfortunately, this idea did not get the support of the community over the last 6 months and as such we will not be pursuing it at this time. Please feel free to rework (titles and clear descriptions are really important) and resubmit this one down the road.
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Suprised me that this isn't part of Revit already. Or allow filters to have this Detail Level control functionality.

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