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Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 9:31:36 PM | "Line Thickness"

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Does anyone know what type of lines to use so I can control their "on-paper" thickness according to scale of drawing?

 

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Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 9:32:39 PM | "Line Thickness"

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I am drawing fire protection zones and we have an overall plan in 1:200 and zone plans in 1:100.


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Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 11:54:56 AM | "Line Thickness"

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All Revit lines scale with the scale of the drawings.  Check out your HELP "Line Weights"

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Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 3:52:49 PM | "Line Thickness"

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Thanks WW, I did check out the help file and I was still confused.  It says:

 

  1. Click Settings menuLine Weights.
  2. In the Line Weights dialog, click the Model Line Weights, Perspective Line Weights, or Annotation Line Weights tab.
  3. Click a cell in the table and enter a value.
  4. Click OK.

In following step 3, the chart I get contains a column of numbers from 1 - 16.  I don't want to change them.  I would like to select a setting, get back in the model, draw a detail line, and have that line be drawn according to the pen I've selected. 

 

Actually it doesn't matter how I were to do it, but hope you get where I'm coming from.  The help file on this subject has been confusing....maybe I need a coffee...

 


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Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 4:27:28 PM | "Line Thickness"

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It sounds like you have an AutoCAD background and you are trying to live by those rules.  You need to give up that thought process.  Revit manages all the line weights based on the pen chart table and the scale of your view.  You only need to set the lineweigts relative to what you are drawing and then let Revit manage them based on scale.

 

So ... think about linewights in terms of what you have.  Most of us start out with the REVIT defaults until we get a better handle on how the system works.  For model based elements, you control things through settings/object styles.  Detail lines are whatever line you choose but all of these will scale with the view scale based on the pen chart.

 

Instead of having an infinite number of detail linestyles, I suggest you use the few that Revit starts you out with. Thin/Medium/Heavy... that seem to work pretty well for most details.  Of course you will always have specialty lines like lines to indicate fire-walls


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