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Thu, May 21, 2009 at 7:33:20 PM | phase filters and lineweights

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I have created a project template with different views for different levels and set the phases for each of these views.  I have only included two phases--existing and proposed--so some views are set to existing and others are set to proposed with the phasing filter in all cases as "show complete".  Additionally, I have set up a regular phase filter in the visiblility graphics overrides for each view which assigns different colors and lineweights to different elements.  If in one of my views in the proposed phase, I set the phase filter to "show previous and new" (which by default shows the existing elements as light gray and the new elements as black) instead of "show complete", is it possible to assign different colors and lineweights to different existing elements Cryinge.g. existing walls as green, existing doors as blue, etc.), using filters and not applying them manually with the linetype tool, or are the phase filters for existing and new global settings (i.e. all things existing will appear as one assigned color and lineweight and all things new will appear as one assigned color and lineweight, etc.)? 

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Fri, May 22, 2009 at 2:18:34 PM | phase filters and lineweights

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I found the phasing to be VERY weak in Revit. What I do to get more control over my elements is create a new parameter called "Phase Graphics".

Then using regular filters, I create as many filters that I need to create the different graphical overides. This gives much better control than the 1 option phase filter. The only downside is, that you have to make sure to define that property for all your objects.

Revit devs, should seriously talk with the ACA devs about this. ACA hit the bullseye with the Display representations.(In concept, not really the implementation of it)


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Fri, May 22, 2009 at 3:08:28 PM | phase filters and lineweights

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Is the new parameter that you created located in the visibility graphics overrides (vv) under filters_edit/new_filter rules?  I tried to create a new rule there called "Phasing" but could not seem to find the appropriate type of parameter or grouping of parameter.  I wanted to group the parameter by phase so that the lineweights would only apply to the elements of a designated phase in view, rather than having the same lineweights for certain elements (e.g. walls) in all phases.  How did you create your parameter? 


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Fri, May 22, 2009 at 4:12:21 PM | phase filters and lineweights

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http://advancedrevit.blogspot.com/

I posted a quick tutorial explaining it.

For the example i posted, a override in view would have been faster, but this method is ment to be used multiple times on multiple floors, and will change any newly created objects to the correct graphics, assuming you define them with the parameter.



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Fri, May 22, 2009 at 7:33:45 PM | phase filters and lineweights

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Got it, thank you very much!  If I set all the elements in my existing views to the respective phasing graphics parameter, the settings show up in my proposed views (when I have "show previous and new" filter for view) and I can set the filter for these views to make the proposed elements have the desired lineweights.  It would be nice though if the element properties didn't have to be changed individually, and if Revit allowed its global settings for the lineweights of phases to be more editable.  Thanks again. 


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Fri, May 22, 2009 at 8:15:11 PM | phase filters and lineweights

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I thought i read somewhere that 2010 allowed some addition filter properties. We havent updated to 2010 yet, so i can not check to see if phasing is selectable now. if it is, then this technique is no longer needed.

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