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Level Line Draw Order

Level Line Draw Order

I'd like the ability to select the level lines in sections and elevations, and "send to back" to allow linework to not be obscured by the level line. 

7 Comments
lionel.kai
Advisor

We don't normally have issues with Levels (since it's usually only coincident with solid lines), but I could really see the usefulness of something like this for Grids - both (Levels & Grids) should have an "automatic gap" feature: Revit shouldn't show the grid/level line where there is an overlapping non-solid line. For example: when we show joint lines in plan, we need to stop the gridline short of the building and manually draw a Detail Line on the other side - otherwise the two patterns overlap to show a mostly-solid line. This is a pain.

 

Barring that, we should at least have better manual control of gaps in Levels and Grids - like being able to gap Grids per View instead of per Type (similar to gaps in Section segments), which I'll be discussing in my proposed AU 2018 class: “Ridiculous Revit Workarounds - things you SHOULDN'T need to know, but DO!” - please search for "ridic" and vote for it (and that idea)!

lionel.kai
Advisor

I was wrong - just came across a situation where being able to gap the Level would help (but Draw Order for Levels wouldn't), so I created a similar idea for Levels: gap Levels per View (similar to gaps in Section segments)

lionel.kai
Advisor
gccdesign
Collaborator

Level lines and grid lines can visually overpower modeled content. Also they can make extension lines for dimensions less clear, as to what their target is, and what the gap  to the target is.

What I do in Autocad is make the gridlines thin and gray. And then push them to the back in draw order.

 

In Revit you can make them thin and gray, but their draw order is on top, so this actually makes it worse and lays gray dashed lines on top of plan objects.

 

So I would like to request that gridlines and level lines can have the draw order adjusted. Or possibly transparency. In 2018 there are no draw order nor transparency settings for gridlines.

lionel.kai
Advisor
viktar.kuzmichou
Participant

Great Idea. Autodesk please make it happen!

EdMilbourn
Enthusiast

Controlly the draw order of grid lines and level lines would be really useful.

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