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Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:06:44 PM | Exterior Windows elevation

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Hi, I am trying to make a exterior windows elevation for my curtain walls that looks like the attached picture. All the exterior windows are created with the curtain walls tools and I was trying to duplicate the exterior elevation then use crop region to split them up. But some elevation has too many windows and with odd shapes. They get to complicated to seperate. Anyone know any trick to do it



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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 12:17:45 PM | Exterior Windows elevation

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Why crop region?  When I do our CW elevations, first, I adjust my working elevation that I call-out from so the it is very shallow.  I set up a view template for this view that turns off all model categories in VG except walls and doors. Then I temporarily hide my CW and using a crossing, I select all other elements and hide in view.


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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 2:44:14 PM | Exterior Windows elevation

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thats what I did too, but I dont want to show all identical windows more than once and the spacing may not be what I want to arrange them on the sheet

 


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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 3:20:05 PM | Exterior Windows elevation

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I use detail callouts in this working elevation.  Those are the elevations I place and arrage on my sheet - not the entire building elevation.


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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 3:37:29 PM | Exterior Windows elevation

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detail call out hey? Cool, will test it out.


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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 7:05:41 PM | Exterior Windows elevation

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I am trying to dump them on my sheet now, but I want to show a floor line and dimension how high up the windows offset from the floor. Any tips on that?


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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 7:24:34 PM | Exterior Windows elevation

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Sure, make the callout big enough to include the floor level line and make sure it is turned on in VG.


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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 7:32:58 PM | Exterior Windows elevation

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Hm.... I thinking kind of a fake one, in my office with cad, we generall do a floor line space 1000mm and do a fake dimension to show it. Now sure how I can do it in revit.


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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 7:48:31 PM | Exterior Windows elevation

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Why fake it if you have the actual floor?  You could just draw it as a detail line and dimension to that.


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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 8:24:22 PM | Exterior Windows elevation

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ya, thats normally how our company do it.


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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 8:30:55 PM | Exterior Windows elevation

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Don't fake it!  Include the real level line.  If is too far away, break the view to bring it closer.

 

Better off getting rid of "That's how we did it in CAD"


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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 8:38:38 PM | Exterior Windows elevation

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WWHub is right, getting away from the AutoCAD mentality is needed in order to be proficient in Revit and that will mean tweaking your office standards.


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Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 10:26:57 AM | Exterior Windows elevation

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Theres a couple ways to do it the floor line/head height.....

 

1/ In each view draw a detail line (dash-dot-dash style) and spot elevation the line for the ground (make sure you draw it where the ground line would be (or level line)). Then draw the head-height line and either dimension or do another spot elevation for the line.

 

2/ Align your views on the sheet so they match the level line, then on the sheet draw a detail line across the sheet for the level, and manually dimension, then draw the head-height line.

 

There is a few ways to do it, just as long as you convey the message, it shouldn't really matter how you did it.


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