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Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 11:40:48 PM | creating a fence linetype?

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is there any way to create a fence linetype along the lines of the typical cad line:  --------x--------x-------x-------x in revit?

 as opposed to revit taking every line i try to make and not allowing me to make an x?


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Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 12:57:48 PM | creating a fence linetype?

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You cannot do it as a line, but you can create a Line based generic family and put the symbol in.  You can then use this as a line, or pick lines to apply it to.

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Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 2:00:02 PM | creating a fence linetype?

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Yes there is!  You will need to make a repeating detail.  This is done by creating a detail, (I would use reference lines for this next part) draw a line using the appropriate linetype a foot long, place the letter 'X' (with the opaque selection visible), and save that detail to something like 'Fence Line'.  Then when you draw a repeating detail using that detail, it will automatically place the line with the 'X's along the length of the line.

I'm sorry; I cannot find the forum posted where I got this tip from.  Do a search of the forums and you 


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Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 2:51:08 PM | creating a fence linetype?

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Yes a repeating detail can also be used, but this is also not a linetype.  The advantage of using a line based family is that you can just select a line and it will apply the line type.  You can also adjust the spacing or the number of Xs.

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Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 4:11:46 PM | creating a fence linetype?

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is there any good tutorial out there on how to make a generic line based faimily?  as with all things revit it dosnt make sense to me now but if i had a tutorial to follow i would understand it after one or two tries

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Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 4:18:54 PM | creating a fence linetype?

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search this forum with your query: line based family and or repeting detail.  there are many very experienced and competent revit users here, some of whom are kind enough to even post videos.  run a search and you're bound to find an answer to your question.

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Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 4:33:36 PM | creating a fence linetype?

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Look at this link under Feb 01 2007.

 

http://revitfamilies.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2007-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B02%3A00&updated-max=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B02%3A00&max-results=16


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Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 10:50:54 PM | creating a fence linetype?

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for future reference NEVER USE THE REPEATING DETAIL on such a issue

 i tried that first and its complete crap, only does straight lines, frequently does not snap correctly or at all, and often just trails such things as a fence lineand has some abitrary drop off points so it often looks like the final detail in the chain is shooting off into other objects.  It works horribly with the generic line conponent.

 

tldr i could have done this in 2 seconds in cad and its taken me half the day, it was a horrible idea to try the repeating detail first, now trying the line based family based off of that link, thx for the link even though its not 2009.

 

but honestly, its a ()*&$@^ line, i shouldnt even have to make a family

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Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:01:26 AM | creating a fence linetype?

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if you search the downloads there is already some line based fence families that use that linetype.

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Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 11:35:46 AM | creating a fence linetype?

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right alabaster - this one in the downloads seems toi work fine http://www.revitcity.com/downloads.php?action=view&object_id=6725

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