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Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 6:39:25 PM | Improving Linework in Sections & Elevations




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cutting sections is easy, making them look like autocad is hard... with a complex building is there an efficient way to use the linework tool or another option to create a range of linework that would help the drawings read more clearly? also cutting the topo in there a trick to getting that ground line to read?

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Mon, Jan 30, 2006 at 6:56:13 AM | RE: Improving Linework in Sections & Elevations



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yeah mate, this has been requested many times before... might make it to Revit 9... don't hold your breath though Smile



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Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 5:22:28 PM | RE: Improving Linework in Sections & Elevations



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Currently the only way is to use the line work tool. I found that if I set up a bunch of lines ahead of creating my section you can quickly asign the line you want, and not have to go back each time and create a new one. Also, as you stated cutting section is chils play, but if you pay more attention to where the cut is, you'll have to do less line work to make them read better. As eldalos said don't hold your breath on a fix in 9.......It may be 10 or 11 before we see anything that will help with this issue.

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Quoting algis01 - 2006-01-27 12:39:25

"cutting sections is easy, making them look like autocad is hard..."

Look... like.... Autocad....

...(Bangs head on the table)....

OK, yes, this is a HUGE wishlist item and has been discussed with the Factory at great length. Will it be coming out in 9? unknown, but we're hopeful. In the meantime....

Here's a tip - instead of going through and adjusting all your families and categories' lineweights globally, make a specific View Template that reduces the overall lineweight settings for all the categories, and makes certain adjustments (that you'd like to see) for others. You can make a different one for the elevation and the sectionsif you'd like. Then APPLY the View Template to your newly cut section or elevation. THEN you can go through with the linework tool and make your adjustments. It's A LOT faster than the other way around. least until this gets made into a full-fledged Feature...



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Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 2:44:26 PM | Improving Linework in Sections & Elevations




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Its 2008 now, on R50, 000000 (South Africa) Project and sections STILL look crap... losing interest. Had in Revit specialists and they cant help either..... and they call it revit ARCHITECTURE - with no line weights. come on!!!

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Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 5:30:48 AM | Improving Linework in Sections & Elevations




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The way to improve sections and elevations - fast - is in the Advanced model graphics (In the VIEW drop down on my version 7.0) Click on Override Silouettes, and I pick "Wide Lines" for my Silouette style choice. This tip and others are explained by Amy at

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