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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 6:17:44 PM | Drawing Standards for REVIT

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Hi,

I was wondering if anyone knew of any drawing Standards for lineweights etc. that have been created for REVIT?Since I work for a 3 person firm, we don't have the time to invest in developing the REVIT standards, and a lot of time is wasted "polishing" drawings.

I've played with the lineweights, styles, etc. to try and get my drawings to look less cartoonish as seems to be REVIT's default standard, but there still seem to be families etc that I have to override or edit individually. This makes CAD much easier to develop an appropriate drawing set than REVIT since I can manipulate the linework standards much faster and easier.

If there's anyone out there that has a quick way to put these standards in place, or know where we could get or buy them that would greatly help our production in REVIT.

Thanks!


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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 6:36:38 PM | Drawing Standards for REVIT

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I have never seen any "standards" referenced here. This is usually so unique to every office and you really need to develope what you want.  We started with the out of the box settings and it took awhile to develope our own.

 

Revit is so much easier than CAD is to set these up.  All of the lineweights in Revit are controlled through the manage tab / object styles (NOT THE FAMILY). Set them here and you will be good.  For special instances, views, you can override using VG but most times you will not need to.

 

I suggest you take a model and call up multiple views place on a sheet.  Print this and look at the lineweights, then simply tweak the categories and see what happens.  It might take a couple of printings but this time will be well spent.


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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 6:48:15 PM | Drawing Standards for REVIT

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Thanks for the reply. I did set up the standards in the object styles and linestyles menu, but it seems that when some families are created they override or have different settings than you would assume when they get brought into the project. I spent a lot of time a year ago developing standards, but gave up when some Family types that are brought into the model don't work with the Standards. Then I have to modify each element within the drawing which is extremely time-consuming. My experience has been that it is easier to make a drawing look good in CAD, but I am the first to admit that I don't have a complete handle on all the intracacies of REVIT which would probably solve my issue!


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Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 7:23:02 PM | Drawing Standards for REVIT

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THE PROJECT RULES.... That means if the category and sub-category is already in the project, the settings in Object Styles will over-ride any family settings..... < The key here is is it already defined and special families may have created new sub-categories.  There is no way to plan for these with any atandard settings.  You will have to deal with them once loaded.  But remember the rule above.  Once loaded, the family still doesn't matter.


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Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 5:55:33 PM | Drawing Standards for REVIT

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In Europe the lines used in technical drawings should be formated following the standard ISO 128, more specifically ISO 128 part 20. 

Have a look on the video showing these linestyles being used on revit on the following page: http://www.archigrafix.com/technical-lines-iso-128-20.html


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