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Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 7:34:39 PM | Lineweights Issue

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Revit appears to have lineweights setup for 6 different scales but Revit has 26 scales (and the cutom scale option). How does Revit decide what lineweights to use for a scale that isn't setup in the Model Line Weights dialog? Do I have to manually enter the desired lineweights for the 20 other scales (and any custom scales)? Maybe someone knows where I can find a chart that lists the equvalent lineweights for the remaining scales. It would be easier than having to trial and error the lineweights with plot after plot. Post edited on 2005-11-15 17:12:33

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Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 11:10:55 PM | RE: Lineweights Issue

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Lineweights are completely independant of the view scale. A constant lineweight is used for all scales in all views based on the elements line weight value in its object styles. The detail levels are used to define what level to select when a new view is created at a specified scale. HTH.

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Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 11:23:46 PM | RE: Lineweights Issue

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Hmmm under Settings... Lineweights... it reads "There are 16 model lineweights. Each can be given a size for each view scale." Is this a lineweights override option? Also what's the difference between changing lineweights in Visibility/Graphics vs. Object Styles?

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Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 11:29:48 PM | RE: Lineweights Issue

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Changing lineweights in visibility/Graphics is view specific only. Object styles is global. Hmm. it does say "They depend on scale"... From my experience this is false. If they did as you mention there should be an option somewhere to set what scales apply to each lineweight level, much like the detail level control settings.

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Thu, Nov 17, 2005 at 8:19:53 PM | RE: Lineweights Issue

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I'm not asking if there's an option for "what scales apply to each lineweight level" I'm just asking why there is a model lineweights table that shows differing thicknesses for each of the 16 lineweights dependent on which scale is being applied. As an example the thicknesses appear to be thicker for 1"=1'-0" vs 1/32"=1'-0" according to this table. If what you're saying is true and all line thicknesses (for linewieght 7 for instance) plot the same no matter what scale you're at then why does this table show a line thickness of 0.0500" (for 1"=1'-0"Winking vs 0.0130" (for 1/32"=1'-0"Winking. Why does this table exist at all if all lineweights are independent of scale? What purpose does this table serve? Post edited on 2005-11-17 14:33:36

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Thu, Nov 17, 2005 at 10:09:15 PM | RE: Lineweights Issue

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Apologies... My brain must have been switched off for the past couple of days - mainly with this question... Forget all i've said its all wrong! For the intemittent scales that are not listed i'd imagine revit either rounds up to the closest listed scale and uses the settings for that particular scale. Sorry, its one of those things you setup during implementation and never touch again, and obviously i didn't open my eyes. Didn't mean to mislead you.

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Fri, Nov 18, 2005 at 12:05:35 AM | RE: Lineweights Issue

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I just set all mine a couple weeks ago and found what Mr. Spot said to be right. If it isn't that exact scale it stills makes the lineweight thinner as the scale gets smaller, meaning it must pick the closest view scale setting's lineweights to use.

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