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Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 3:30:00 PM | New user requiring urgent help and advice!




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I am a converted ArchiCAD 8 user and I've not long been using Revit 8, but have a couple of things I need help with. Firstly, I've recently upgraded my notebook to a desktop replacement notebook with a nVIDIA 6800 Ultra mobile graphics card and shouldn't have any problems with Revit but the Elevation markers don't show but when moving closer and back out again they appear and disappear? Strange? Any ideas of how to resolve the prob? Also a project that I am just about to work on is two semi-detached houses with garages to be built on several different levels. How do I achive this? As I can't seem to find anything in the help topics or the help books I have. Thanx in advance for the help and advice. Post edited on 2006-02-22 09:30:27 Post edited on 2006-02-22 10:08:25

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Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 4:26:42 PM | RE: New user requiring urgent help and advice!




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As for the two semi-detached houses on different levels, I suggest you read up on "plan regions". It's very simple and will give you the tools that you need to properly show the houses. I don't have an answer to your graphics situation. Sorry. JOHN


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Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 8:37:18 PM | RE: New user requiring urgent help and advice!




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Josta, Welcome Aboard !!! OK, most video problems are associated with the OpenGL settings and Overlay planes. 1) Make sure you've got the latest Drivers for your video card (incl. Directx.9+) - this is VERY important. 2) Go to Settings > Options > Graphics: 3) Check > OpenGL acceleration 4) UNCheck > Use Overlay Planes This is it when it comes to graphics control with Revit as it relies on your Windows Settings. As to your levels issue. Are you plannig on doing each house in a separate file? Or do you intend to do all of them in one file? The reason I ask is that depending on the amount of grade changes, you could have many levels, which isn't good for clarity and keeping track of. Stick with a median level for your garage, and relate the walls, floors, etc as plusses and minuses (+/-) to this level. You can place Reference Planes in elevation or section to help guide you, or you can place Datum lines. These are Levels, but do not have views (plans) associated to them. Colesy's comment to the Plan Regions can be very useful. These are found under View > Plan Region. Think of these as "windows" where you can look past certain elements to get the plan to appear 'as one'. You create an outline for this 'window' as you would sketch a floor or roof, and then when you finish the sketch, the outline will disappear. Hope this helps! Kyle

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