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Visibility/Graphic dialog box category headings should show the true state of categories - not binary

Visibility/Graphic dialog box category headings should show the true state of categories - not binary

The Visibility/Graphic dialog box shows Category Visibility Headings as binary states (checked or unchecked) when it should really be ternary (checked, unchecked or "some checked, some unchecked". 

 

For example the image below shows the site category as "checked" but the project base point and survey point are hidden (and revealed in dark magenta):

Revit-contracted.PNG

 

Expanding the "Site" category shows the truth - that some Site categories are checked and others are unchecked:

Revit-expanded.PNG

 

Other programs handle this in a ternary way, where a checked box means all in the category are checked, unchecked means all in the category are unchecked, and blackened or highlighted means "some checked, some not". An example from MS Excel - all cells are "shrink to fit" but *some cells* are merged:

Excel.PNG

There are many reasons why an object might not be seen in a view, and learning to manage visibility is important to mastering Revit. Having a binary state for the categories is counter-intuitive and makes that process all the more difficult, in my opinion.

 

@Anonymous  @efergusson @Anonymous 

 

 

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