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Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 1:17:21 PM | Titleblock question

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I am using REVIT 2009 and have a question about creating my own titleblock.  I am just starting this so there may be more questions down the line, but my first question is, if I change the lineweights in the titleblock family to represent the lineweights we use in CAD;  will the lineweights stay that way when the titleblock is loaded into a project? 

For example, lets say I want lineweight #1 to be .35mm.  If I create a new titleblock and change that lineweight, when I load the titleblock into a project, will lineweight #1 still be .35mm, or will it change to whatever lineweight #1 is in the project? 

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Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 1:28:45 PM | Titleblock question

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bl,

 

If you open the Object Styles in your titeblock family you will notice that you can setup different line weights and colors and style there.  Onc eyou load this titleblock into the project, these styles will be copied into the project and will be applied tot he lines in any titleblock that fall under that style.  That being said, you need to plan for any other titleblocks that may be loaded into the project later down the road so that the object styles that are copied in from those titleblocks do not overwrite the ones you set up for this titleblock family.

 

Does this make sense?



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Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 1:39:06 PM | Titleblock question

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rk is right except he should have added that the names have to be unique.  If the line already exists in the project, then that always controls...In other words, if heavyborder line already exists in the project at #8 lineweight, and you create a new border with a line in it named heavyborder and set it to #10, when loaded in the project, it will still be #8.

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Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 1:41:14 PM | Titleblock question

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I think this makes sense.  I did go into the Object styles and created a new line and then assigned it a weight, style, and color.  We will only be loading this one titleblock into this project, but if we do need to load in another titleblock, the lineweights will be the same since we have standard titleblocks. 

So, changing what the lineweight of lineweight #1-16 is won't change when the titleblock is loaded into the project?  To make it more clear, the titleblock will have its own lineweights for lineweights 1-16, while the project the titleblock is loaded into will also have its own lineweights for lineweights 1-16.  They won't change each other when loaded in correct? 

Just trying to make sure I got this.

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Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 1:50:45 PM | Titleblock question

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Look.... forget lineweights in the family (except for initial loads)- instead think of line names.  Lineweight settings in the family will only control in the project if they are not yet in the project.  A line is controlled in the project by its name.  A line called HEAVYLINE in a specific category will always print by its assigned lineweight no matter what it is assigned in the family.  If you need a different lineweight, you need a different name.

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Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 1:54:07 PM | Titleblock question

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Gotcha.  Sounds good.  In reality, I am just trying to copy the lineweights of our cad titleblocks, so I am creating line names in REVIT that match the layer names in cad. 

I will give this a try with the advise given and see where I end up.

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Thu, Jul 2, 2009 at 9:23:14 PM | Titleblock question

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in an effort to get very heavy lines for the outer border with clean, sharp corners, i favor filled regions.  i use titleblocks with with 1/16" & 1/18" wide lines & revit has a tendancy to round intersections, which becomes VERY apparent with super wide lines.

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