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Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 10:28:02 AM | Dwf fromm revit

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Hi, i have cretaed dwf's from revit. in dwf files the mass elements are being transperent and the hatch pattern on the other elements are seen through along with the mass hatch pattern. i checked the properties of mass it is solid and also material setting is also fine. can any one tell me ahy this is happening. How do i resolve? i have attached a sample of it

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Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 4:39:18 PM | RE: Dwf fromm revit

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I had exactly the same problem and even paid AutoDesk to find the answer. So here it is for everyone else for free! Mass objects in Revit are intended only for the creation of other Revit families or objects. For example, you can create a mass and then use it to create walls, roofs and floors (wall by face, roof by face, etc.) You also use mass objects to model solids when you are creating other families (solid form by... to create a table top and legs). Basically, masses are generic forms used to create other objects with assigned Family Categories. Revit doesn't like you to use mass objects for anything other than creating other objects with pre-assigned family categories, so they don't print solid and, by default, aren't visible until you draw one. Even then visibility is only turned on temporarily unless you change the default view settings. So the answer is, at the very bottom of the Modeling Menu (and Modeling Design Bar), there's a tool called "Create". Once you initiate the Create command, you are asked to select a Family Category. Choose the appropriate Category from the list. If you are making something that just doesn't fit and really doesn't need to "interact" with other object, choose "Generic Models" as the category. Now, model away just as you have before. If you've already created the object, you can convert them by selecting the object(s) and then choosing "Family Category and Parameters" from the Settings Menu. Choose "Generic Models" or whatever is appropriate from the list. You'll get a warning and suggestion for an alternative conversion process. Read it and then proceed as you wish. I use this tool to make, among other things, chimneys for residential projects. Hope that's helpful.

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Mon, Apr 3, 2006 at 8:25:51 AM | RE: Dwf fromm revit

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hai, zaklee Ur response was very usefull thanks a lott for ur time. But i have other problem the objects that i have created i am unable to convert to family because it is a mass if i select the mass and from the settings menu if i go to "Family Category and Parameters" it is greyed off . so how do i convert to gemiric model? Thanks, regards,

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Mon, Apr 3, 2006 at 6:10:02 PM | RE: Dwf fromm revit

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1. Select the Mass. 2. Click "Edit" on the Options Bar. 3. Make change in Family Category and Parameters under Settings (see previous post). 4. Finish Mass.

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Mon, Apr 3, 2006 at 11:49:00 PM | RE: Dwf fromm revit

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If you apply a material to your mass it will print and export out. Using its default material Revit will not print or export out a mass object. HTH.

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Tue, Apr 4, 2006 at 4:11:49 PM | RE: Dwf fromm revit

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This was not the case with the masses I created. I applied both solid color materials and model patterns to masses I used to model chimneys, arches and sloped retaining walls. They all printed as wire frame with the patter still visible. It wasn't until I converted these masses to Generic Models that they printed correctly as solids, obscuring the objects they overlapped. I would be interested to see how your objects are working differently than mine. Do you have a file that you can post?

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Tue, Apr 4, 2006 at 10:23:18 PM | RE: Dwf fromm revit

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Zaklee, What version of revit are you using?

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Wed, Apr 5, 2006 at 1:29:27 AM | RE: Dwf fromm revit

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Good question! That was with the first release of version 8.1. Since I knew the solution, I didn't try to try to duplicate the error with then new build recently released.

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