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Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 6:41:39 AM | Creating depth of field with elevations

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Hi all, In the interests of creating depth of field with the elevations revit produces, can pen weight be set for elements when viewed in an elevation view? cadjockey

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Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 9:52:29 AM | RE: Creating depth of field with elevations

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here is a basic mini-clip tutorial on Elevation Line Weights from our friend DGCAD Right Click and Save Target As.. http://www.dgcad.com/downloads/CADCLIP-REVIT-ELEV-LINEWEIGHT.wmv HTH

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Tue, Apr 18, 2006 at 11:37:56 AM | RE: Creating depth of field with elevations

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It's a good tutorial, but what cadjockey is looking for, is not availabel yet in revit, this is hot on the hot list, we still don't have it in 9 but maybe soon, just like ADT, it would be nice to set line weight according to distance.

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Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 1:08:09 AM | RE: Creating depth of field with elevations

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I was afraid you were going to say that eldados. Not being able to create depth of field in elevations is a serious fault. It is absolutely imperative that the drawings you create are clearly and easily readable. After all it is a communication medium between you and the builder. The only way I can see around this is to draw 2D lines over the elevation. It sort of deflates the power of revit though. cadjockey

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Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 6:24:52 PM | Could they just adding a semi-transparent masking region?

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You would have to outline the "close" stuff in order for the "far away" stuff to be masked but wouldn't that be a simple fix until they can do some automatic diminishing lineweight as distance increases?

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Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 1:24:33 PM | Creating depth of field with elevations

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here's another tutorial on the same subject

http://bimmanager.blogspot.com/2007/12/shading-elevations-in-revit.html


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Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:49:00 PM | Creating depth of field with elevations

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I'm adding to an old thread and I certainly hope this issue is addresses in '10.  Seems like it would be an easy parameter add within the section and elevation family that allowed multiple depth ranges (like the dashed line view box) with a variable greyscale percentage independently assigned to each.  Then, adding linework to make edges pop would be a snap. I'm sure others have already thought this through...hopefully at Autodesk, as well.  After that, we could talk about fill pattern weight adjustability... 


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Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:18:24 AM | Creating depth of field with elevations

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Wrote a little tutorial on this subject.

hope this helps.

No, Revit 2010 did not address this issue, who knows when Autodesk will...



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Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 5:06:02 AM | Creating depth of field with elevations

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Refer to my blog.  I just posted a video of my preferred method.

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Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 5:17:39 AM | Creating depth of field with elevations

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Chris,

using your method does not allow for more than one depth in the elevations/sections.

problem arises when you need multiple steps... Smile


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Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 5:18:32 AM | Creating depth of field with elevations

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oh, and I forgot. you owe me lunch and a beer! Smile

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Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 6:53:44 AM | Creating depth of field with elevations

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Yes, but it achieves 3 levels of stepping in a section and 2 in an elevation without having to add extra crap to the model and misuse the tools.  Your solution is great for a single elevation but when you start having multiple elevations, you have to start hiding particular masses etc and all gets a bit messy.  For my liking anyway...

True, I do!  But you can organise it for change... Smile


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Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 2:01:03 PM | Creating depth of field with elevations

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With Chris's method you have the option to overide the colours of the objects instead of using half-tone.  This allows for an infinite (almost) amount of gradations, using lighter and lighter gray tones.

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Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 3:29:25 PM | Creating depth of field with elevations

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I love the mass method eventhough I wont show anyone else how to do it in office, they are too green. I just create a workset to keep the mass in and only have that workset on in elevations.

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Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 10:51:01 PM | Creating depth of field with elevations

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or you can create 4 different worksets for 4 elevations...

I will encourage your guys to try this, the only real way to learn, is to make mistakes Smile


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