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Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 4:20:21 PM | Multiple text types?

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I am looking to make different types of text so I can hide them in different sheets. So far all of the text in Visibility graphics falls under the same category so I cannot seperate them.  I have mechanical lines I would like to turn on and off with that text while I keep seperate text on with space numbers, square footages and names. Can anyone help?


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Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 4:23:46 PM | Multiple text types?

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Please describe your process better.  Annotations are strickly 2D.  If you don't want them, don't place them!  Use seperate views instead.


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Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 4:39:08 PM | Multiple text types?

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we work mostly in 2D. I am doing floor plans and need to have sperate layers where we have Mechanical overlays (using lines). We have created a special linetype to do so, that way when we need to do a detailed plan we can turn it on. The mechanicals have some text associated with them as well. I need to create a seperate text group that is different from other text in the drawing that I can turn on and off when I need to, while keeping the rest of the text on. Things like stair directions, elevator abbreviations ect. I don't need to ever turn off, mechanicals I will.


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Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 4:56:05 PM | Multiple text types?

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If the text is associated with a family you can create an on/off parameter for text visibility. 


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Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 4:57:37 PM | Multiple text types?

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Sorry but you are using a CAD process in Revit.  Revit is far better than that and you should learn how to use it.

 

If you must do your mechanical as line work instead of model elements and if you want to see this linework in other views, then simply use 3D linework and place it on a mechanical workset that you can turn on/off as appropriate.  ((Far better to use Revit's mechanical))

 

Now then create seperate views!


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Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 4:58:06 PM | Multiple text types?

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So i edit family and create a new type? that is all? Will it show up under a different type of text in Visibility graphics?


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Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 5:01:26 PM | Multiple text types?

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we have people in my office that have used CAD for years, most lobger than I have been alive. It's my job to make this an easy transition for them especially since we do nearly zero modeling. That is why I have asked. I know revit well but not making it simple enough for the CAD dinosaurs to understand...that is why I came on here to get some help.


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Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 5:14:49 PM | Multiple text types?

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As I said earlier, text is simply 2D and view dependent.  You don't / can't do the process you are trying to do.  Revit does NOT have layers for text. 

 

I have given you a method where you can use linework across multiple views like mechanical and architectural and be able to turn the linework on/off.  As I said, using Revit mechanical would be far superior.

 

There is another alternative.  Have your mechanical work in a sperate file and link the files together.  This is the normal process across disciplines.  Each discipline has their own file with their own sheets.  If you do that, you can turn off/on the mechanical text in your architectural file (if that is what you are in).


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Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 9:13:38 PM | Multiple text types?

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Thanks everyone the responses were extremely helpful.


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