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Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 2:27:25 PM | Defport Type Line

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So I have dug through the forum but can't find the answer.  I need a line that shows up on the sheet as a guide, but then does not print.  On my firms title block we have a line that outlines the 24x36 then another line set inside that an inch to keep the drawings from running off the sheet.  It's seems like it would be a simple items, but I must be missing something.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 2:36:31 PM | Defport Type Line

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You can put an invisible line in your titleblock family that will show up when you roll-over it in a sheet view.  You might also try a line in the titleblock family with a y/n switch to turn it on/off.  We like the invisible line.

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Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 2:44:45 PM | Defport Type Line

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The invisible line is what I currently have.  I guess we need to add the print/don't print setting to the wish list as they have in CAD.  Thanks for the reply.

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Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 3:49:50 PM | Defport Type Line

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The solution is to add a visibility parameter to Layout lines in the titleblock family that can be toggeled on and off.

An example titleblock family is attached to reverse engineer.

Remember, Revit is not about the "CAD" way of thinking, instead it is about applying database logic to the problem.

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Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 4:52:40 PM | Defport Type Line

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No I get it, but when you are setting up a system to be idiot proof for a firm, the less someone has to change, the less mistakes will be made.  Having to toggle on and off the visibilaty of a line before you plot is just one more thing someone has to do.  I know revit is data driven and I know CAD is graphic driven no reason to completely dismiss good lessons learned from the past.


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Wed, Mar 17, 2010 at 5:00:39 PM | Defport Type Line

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Well sorry for trying to help!

BTW you make them type driven and write an API to redefine the print command. 

Also it is "Defpoint" not "Defport".  Also in CAD that concept is not a "linetype" but rather a layer that does not plot. 



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