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Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 5:50:01 PM | Correct Line Weights??

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How do you get the correct line weights to plot? The lines show up right on the screen, but then when they are ploted they are not the same.

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Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 7:13:27 PM | RE: Correct Line Weights??

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Have you reviewed the tutorials on pen weights on this site?

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Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 10:43:32 PM | RE: Correct Line Weights??

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lol ski - nice.

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Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 6:01:15 PM | Question rephrased...

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When you are in elevation view, how can you set up the line weights to convey what walls are closer to you then others. I want the walls closest to you to be a darker line weight and the ones farther away to be lighter. Since Revit is a 3D program shouldnt it know what is closer to me and what isnt? Is there a way to set the program up to convey this in the 2D elevation views?

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Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 2:55:55 PM | RE: Correct Line Weights??

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"Screening" by distance is not available in Revit. This is a wishlist item, but not impossilbe. If you set you view range (of you elevation views) such that you limit the "depth" to where you want the object style line weights to STOP working, then all objects beyond that range will be drawn with a "beyond" pen wieght. - Note the beyond pen weight is set in the object styles. Post edited on 2004-08-21 09:57:37

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Sat, Aug 21, 2004 at 11:49:55 PM | RE: Correct Line Weights??

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Ski, I believe this technique only applys to plan views?? Post edited on 2004-08-21 18:50:36

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Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 1:40:56 AM | RE: Correct Line Weights??

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Your right, I'm brain dead today. Plan only.

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Wed, Sep 8, 2004 at 8:05:52 PM | RE: Correct Line Weights??

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So there is no way to show the "depth" of a building in elevation views? It seems that this should be very easy to calculate giving that Revit shows shadows and such when the building is rendered. Revit knows if the front of the building is closer to the camera then a wall farther back. Is the only way to accomplish this to actually draw the elevations in AutoCad?

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Thu, Sep 9, 2004 at 1:58:24 PM | RE: Correct Line Weights??

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You can use the linetype tool to simulate give certain lines the linetype you want... it's a workaround but you don't have to go all the way back to AutoCad.

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Thu, Sep 9, 2004 at 2:23:07 PM | RE: Correct Line Weights??

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the only way i was able to do this was to set my surface pattern color to gray. this is under vv. and since they are all view dependent you need to do this to all of your elevation sheets you are needing to show depth perception. it will not change your plan views or anything else unless you change the vv for each view.

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Thu, Sep 9, 2004 at 5:49:17 PM | RE: Correct Line Weights??

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Thanks I just tried. That doesnt produce the results we are looking for either. So if you can not show depth in the elevation views with Revit calculating the lineweights because the program knows where the different parts of a building are setback or foward, isnt it alot more work. Because to show the elevation views properly you would have to draw them in AutoCad.

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Sun, Apr 23, 2006 at 5:41:51 AM | RE: Correct Line Weights??

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I am a newbie and I too am frustrated by the lack of lineweight control in elevation views etc. The only way that I can truly achieve the correct look, is to export the elevation views back into autocad and make my adjustments there. Not really an acceptable solution but until the Revit programmers really start to look at the production of working drawings and how they should be drawn, then we are stuck with the workarounds. Perhaps this is too dificult for them to implement? But this is the area that should be improved. After all documentation & the presentation of them is the heart of our business.

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Sun, Apr 23, 2006 at 5:58:54 AM | RE: Correct Line Weights??

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Using the line work tool as hjacobs stated is your best bet Here is an Elevation Line Weight tutorial from DGCAD that may be of some help to you Right Click ans Save Target AS... http://www.dgcad.com/downloads/CADCLIP-REVIT-ELEV-LINEWEIGHT.wmv Post edited on 2006-04-23 01:01:23

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Wed, May 31, 2006 at 2:06:28 PM | RE: Correct Line Weights??

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i'm quite new to revit and am now encoutering the problem of presenting elevations with a sense of depth. the only thing i've found that works quite quickly is to create another version of the desired view and set it as an "underlay". this then prints more faintly. playing with the depths of the seperate views makes it fairly good. i would still be interested to know if there is abetter way to convey depths of several different buildings at different distances; this method provides only one extra depth to the view.

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Tue, Jun 6, 2006 at 6:50:11 PM | Best Solution I've heard so far

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You guys are all absolutely right. Creating screening by touching each line is absolutely not a viable option. It takes to long and undermines the advantage of using Revit. Overall revit is great but right now this is a serious issue. Hope this moves off the 'wishlist' soon. Post edited on 2006-06-06 14:12:28

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