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Mon, May 7, 2012 at 5:59:56 PM | 2012 - Break Line on stairs below View Depth



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Hello, I am currently working on some stairwell callouts in Revit 2012, and am running into an issue regarding stairs and the view depth.

I need the stairs to be hidden below the view depth, and for a break line to be placed like what happens at the cut plane.  I've been reading around on the forums, and see that this has been a persistent issue with Revit.  I was wondering if:

#1: Have they fixed this issue in 2012?

#2: If so, how do I enable the option

If not, does anyone know of a plugin or workaround that doesn't involve drawing a masked region everywhere I need the effect?



Thanks in advance.

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Tue, May 8, 2012 at 10:04:24 AM | 2012 - Break Line on stairs below View Depth



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Place the Beak Line detail component on your stair, it has a built in masking region. Or go into you Visability graphics and turn off the <above> or <below> lines

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Tue, May 8, 2012 at 10:43:10 AM | 2012 - Break Line on stairs below View Depth



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VG - Stairs - Uncheck "stairs beyond cut" and "stringers beyond cut"

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Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 2:42:24 PM | 2012 - Break Line on stairs below View Depth




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teafoe5 - the masking region for the breakline symbol covers up over components like floor framing and such since you can't send a detail component like a masking region behind a structural element in front of it.

WWHub - that option for VG only affects display of stairs and stair stringers ABOVE the cut plane, not for anything below like where you have the middle flights in a multistory stairwell and you want to break below the current view. I'm having similar issues to Patrick. Stairs and stringers seem to be unaffected by the view depth settings for my stairwell enlarged plan (except for cut plane, of course, which I would prefer to be set above finish floor level to show my landing stair connection at the upper floor and the associated framing there. any other ideas? I'm making a breakline work, but to get the last bit of the lower stair, I end up having to extend it over my upper floor framing that I don't want covered up. I guess I can draw that in with linework....

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Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 4:19:35 AM | 2012 - Break Line on stairs below View Depth




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Same problem.

Stairs show correctly in plan view on ground floor, i.e. anything above the cut line is shown in hidden lines.

I would like the same to happen in first floor view, anything below the topmost 6 steps, should also show as hidden lines.

VG lets you set display properties for elements ABOVE, but doesn't give you the option to change elements BELOW.

Is there any other way to display this as it should be?

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