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Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 4:37:40 PM | Dreaming of Beautiful Elevations

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Dear Revit Programmers,

I had an idea today that was sparked by conversation elsewhere on this forum regarding exterior elevations and readability.  What if when you place an elevation tag, instead of one plane that defines what appears in elevation you had three planes that you could individually control the location and visibility settings of each.  In the context of exterior elevations they would serve as "Foreground" "Middleground" and "Background" planes.  I also think this should not necessarily be a default when you drop an elevation, but a checkbox in the properties of the elevation similar to crop view or annotation crop that you could check on or off if you wanted this capability.  What do you say, Revit?


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Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 6:02:42 PM | Dreaming of Beautiful Elevations

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Although this sounds interesting what is a practical example of how this would be applied ?


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Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 6:11:00 PM | Dreaming of Beautiful Elevations

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theres already a variety of ways to achieve this look. i think another function for existing functions is a waste.


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Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 6:13:36 PM | Dreaming of Beautiful Elevations

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Daryl fix the spelling mistake in your signature before I start docking you points.

 

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Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 6:29:03 PM | Dreaming of Beautiful Elevations

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. . . . agreed and yes, fixed : )


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Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 8:02:31 PM | alabaster2513

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Quoting alabaster2513 from 2013-06-06 13:11:00

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theres already a variety of ways to achieve this look. i think another function for existing functions is a waste.

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Yes you can go through and select portions of elevations to override graphics, or mask areas, but I wouldn't argue that any of these are efficient.  There is a pretty common consensus that Revit elevations appear flat and that there is room for improvement.  Sure turning shadows on shows depth, but the raster image is not crisp like the vector counterpart.  And I would say that it would be enhancing capability of a function rather than adding a "function for existing functions".  That is like saying it is a waste to have the capability of depth clipping or the scope box.  Do I use these two features all the time in every view I create? No.  Could I survive withouth these two functions? Sure.  But when I need them, it makes my life easier.  


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You also have independent VG controls and the linework tool over-rides.


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Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 9:28:07 PM | Dreaming of Beautiful Elevations

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I am aware of the tools available to modify and improve elevations.  I am just saying it is tedius and time consuming.  And believe it or not, it doesn't always happen when you have tight deadlines and you have an elevation that is...passable.  I am a Revit believer.  But this is a wishlist discussion and I don't think I am out of line in suggesting that Revit can do better.


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