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Wed, May 18, 2011 at 11:12:57 PM | filled region pattern color changes when drawing scale changes

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so i have a floor plan with a filled region. the filled region has a black crosshatch pattern. great.

when i change the scale of the view from 1/8" to 1/16", the hatch pattern in the filled region turns to grey. the border of the region remains the black it is supossed to be. 

this is a WEIRD error, and i can't find any other posts about anything similar happening. it is also a big problem for me, without a filled region with black lines, i have to draw alot of lines in by hand. i even tried ovveriding the graphics by element...nothing works. 


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Thu, May 19, 2011 at 12:01:43 AM | filled region pattern color changes when drawing scale changes

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i remember a thread similar to this from a couple weeks ago. 

 

http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=23941

 

here's a link. 

 

There wasn't really any resolution to this... as I say in the other thread, I suspect that this is Revit's way of approximating a hatch at scales it thinks will fail to print -- or would print black because of the line density.  I've noticed that there are different shades of gray that a filled region will default to, based on the type of hatch, which why I believe it's an approximation of the hatch density,

 

So.  What I would suggest, and I haven't tried this but it sounds logical -- is make yourself a new titleblock and size them to ANSI D, 22x34, and print at half scale to 11x17, if you're like our office. 

 

This will enable you to use double the scale on your drawings, and your printer can handle the gymnastics of printing very small thin lines. 

 

One other thing I can think of is to create a new line style that is ridiculously thin at all scales.  See if that works. 

 

i hope some of this helps.



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Thu, May 19, 2011 at 4:15:37 PM | filled region pattern color changes when drawing scale changes

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i thought i searched diligently, but i never saw that post! thanks for the link.

 

i'm not so sure that the density of the pattern should be an issue in my case. Its not very dense, it is a 1' grid (VCT flooring) and i am trying to have the view at 1/16"=1'

 

the sheet size print to half scale workaround will not work in my case. my view is in a D size sheet in teh first place and having workarounds like that is just another thing people complain about...


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Thu, May 19, 2011 at 5:52:39 PM | filled region pattern color changes when drawing scale changes

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I looked around, and I can't find anything to help you.  It seems revit is determined to scale the gray shade with the view scale.

 

One little bit of help i can give, is that hatch patterns always use the #1 lineweight.  So, if your office standards have been set up a little funky, this line might be heavier than hatches typically need...?  In our office it's 0.003" across all scales.  Yet the difference in the shade of gray between .003 and .001 is pretty dramatic.  So, although this is a pretty major change to your standards, and your settings in object styles, it might make sense to change lineweight #1 to a very thin line.


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Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 12:32:06 PM | filled region pattern color changes when drawing scale changes

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Have you ever thought of creating your own sample?

 

We have a file of all of our patterns.  They are shown in one view where they are a filled region.  Each one is named and model patterns have dimensions x-y.  Copy/paste the filled region into your project and you install the pattern as well as a defined filled region using it - all in one.


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