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Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 1:53:46 PM | Transparent Solid Filled Line-Based Families

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Just found a way to make the solid filled line-based family to be shown as the transparent lines. Like to share.

1.      1. Create a family by using the generic model line-based family template, which has the nested solid filled region such as a line. When you load that family into a project, that line would be shown as opaque line.

2.      2. Open your project template, load that line-based family into the project. Drawing a line, right click on that line, use Override Graphic in View by Category; set the Transparency to 50 for example, click Apply then Ok.

3.     3.  Delete that line from your template, save and close the template.

Afterward, all your projects would have the line-based families shown as 50% transparent.

See the attached.

That glazing stop is still shown as opaque.

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Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 7:47:57 PM | Transparent Solid Filled Line-Based Families

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If you want a solid fill to be transparent all you need to do is turn off masking for that filled region type in properties.

You can set this up dirctly in the family.

Also why are you using a generic model line based family for a path of travel? why wouldnt you use a detail item line based family?


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Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 8:20:37 PM | Transparent Solid Filled Line-Based Families

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Hi Marmiketin1,

I am using Revit 2020, and using a generic model line based family template.

When I made that Solid Filled region, the "Masking" was greyed out.

Did I miss somthing, or that function is in the newer version?

 


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Mon, May 2, 2022 at 5:34:05 PM | Transparent Solid Filled Line-Based Families

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The issue is that you are using a Generic model family for something that is a detail item. All model element families do not allow standard filled regions directly in the family (only masking). This is why I stated if you make the same family using the detail item line based family template you will be able to acheive what you want by using a filled region (instead of masking region) and then in properties uncheck masking.

The only difference between making your family using a generic model instead of detail item family is that the generic model family wil show up in every view that shares the associated reference level/plane. the detail item family will only appear in the view you drew it in. In the case of fire plans I would assume you only need it there so using a detail item family might be better, otherwise you need to turn it off/hide it in all other views.


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Fri, May 6, 2022 at 2:35:33 PM | Transparent Solid Filled Line-Based Families

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Hi Marmiketin1,

Thanks!

I tried your suggestion, see the images below.

I will change those families from Generic Model Line-based to Detail Item Line-based.

 



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Tue, May 10, 2022 at 1:42:20 PM | Transparent Solid Filled Line-Based Families

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It seems like I was incorect about filled regions in families. The Masking checkbox is greyed out when making them in the family and it defaults to being checked. It thought you could get around this by making a non masking filled region in project and then copying to the family which works and shows the checkbox unticked but for some reason it stil acts as though it is checked when brought back into the project.


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