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Tue, May 26, 2009 at 9:50:16 PM | Dashed Lines at outline of masonry opening above

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I would like to show the outline of a masonry wall above an opening with a dashed lined but the "Top" of the View Range does not appear to have any effect on what I see in plan.  As shown in the attached sketch, I want to cut through an opening and indicate that there is masonry above.  I'm not concerned with what is going on below, which seems to be much easier to deal with in Revit.  Any advice?

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Wed, May 27, 2009 at 12:42:13 PM | Dashed Lines at outline of masonry opening above

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Create a new door family with symbolic hidden lines in the opening. You will have to constrian the hidden lines so that they stay at the wall edges....Family editing maybe another topic Smile Once you have your "door" looking the way you want it to look, go to Settings>Family Category and Parameters. Change the type to generic model (I dont think there is a better choice for this object.

Now you have a opening object that shows the symbolic lines above.

 

You could also draw detail lines and lock them to the wall edges, but i dont like that method much.


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Wed, May 27, 2009 at 2:30:49 PM | Dashed Lines at outline of masonry opening above

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Thanks.  This seems to work.  Is it possible to create a door family with an editable size as opposed to having to duplicate Family Types for each size of opening?  I'm envisioning something like the Wall Opening tool, ideally.

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Wed, May 27, 2009 at 3:26:09 PM | Dashed Lines at outline of masonry opening above

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Thanks.  This seems to work.  Is it possible to create a door family with an editable size as opposed to having to duplicate Family Types for each size of opening?  I'm envisioning something like the Wall Opening tool, ideally.

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Wed, May 27, 2009 at 4:16:54 PM | Dashed Lines at outline of masonry opening above

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yes, use reference planes for the widths (which im sure they are there already) and use an Instance parameter instead of a type for the dim label.

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Thu, May 28, 2009 at 4:47:47 PM | Dashed Lines at outline of masonry opening above

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Is there a way to change the Line weight for the symbolic lines which are specified as Hidden Lines [projection]?  I don't necessarily want to change all hidden lines in the main model to be heavier, just for this family.

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Thu, May 28, 2009 at 5:14:22 PM | Dashed Lines at outline of masonry opening above

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Edit your family. Go to object styles. Create a new subcatagory (or "Layer" :p ) call it Overhead or something that describes it well. Set your color/weight/pattern.

Change those lines to that newly created style, and load into project.


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Fri, May 29, 2009 at 8:26:10 PM | Dashed Lines at outline of masonry opening above

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I've created a Subcategory called Overhead with the properties I want, which looks correct when I designate that line type in the Family.  When I go to my main project, however, the line type always shows up as a thin, dashed line despite whatever it is set as in the Family. 


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Fri, May 29, 2009 at 10:34:43 PM | Dashed Lines at outline of masonry opening above

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once its in your project you have to change the settings in the project, not the family.


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