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Sat, Jun 17, 2006 at 11:41:11 PM | black lines

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when printing shaded line views all the lines are black unless i choose shaded only then there is no lines.. is there a way to change some of the lines from black to a different color? even remove some of the lines to control appearance for printing?

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Sun, Jun 18, 2006 at 10:20:13 PM | RE: black lines

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You can use the linework tool to change linetypes and colors for individual lines...

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Mon, Jun 19, 2006 at 5:51:06 AM | RE: black lines

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thanks for helping me spot... trying to hide black lines one by one and leaving a few takes forever.. here's what i'm trying to do... i want to print "shaded" views not "shaded line" views... BUT i want to leave the surface pattern lines like on bricks for example and change the color of those surface line patterns to blend with the bricks so the lines look more like brick mortar instead of black lines.. same deal with a shingle roof etc.. so in other words not have any lines that serve no purpose visually.. i would be really grateful to you if you could figure this out for me.. thanks

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Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 3:31:13 AM | RE: black lines

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Unfortunately as you know, shaded views don't display the surface pattern like shaded with edges does. One way if you have photoshop would be to setup a view with graphic overrides for all edges to be one colour. Set the view to shaded with edges and export out the image. Also export out a simple shaded view without edges. In photoshop do a colour range selection on your shaded with edges view and remove all the edges that are say, black.... if that's the colour you picked. Then copy/paste and blend this with your shaded without edges view. HTH.

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Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 5:02:07 AM | RE: black lines

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thanks spot.. i seen a shaded line view done with ADT and i asked how they did that with some lines being different colors and some lines being off and they said ADT does everything you need and revit is a joke- in their words.. i wish i could show them otherwise but it looks like i can't... it's funny you can change the line colors for the line patterns or even turn them off but not the edges.. the pattern lines seem to be on a different function level then the edge lines yet they won't separate... why did they make it so we can print a shaded line view if we can't do anything with it? i guess i'll try that linework tool again but it's rediculous.. thanks

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Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 6:35:49 AM | RE: black lines

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To say that Revit is joke is, is a loaded comment indeed. ADT IMHO is an extremely difficult beast to master, yes it can be a very powerful tool once mastered but I know out of all BIM packages which i'd pick every day of the week and many others who think the same. Bentley Revit ArchiCAD CATIA - Gehry Technologies ADT It makes me laugh when i hear comments like this, as i think to myself, yes another person missing out big time allowing our company to make larger profits and get more work with Revit. I don't need to argue this as we are already reaping the benefits. ADT's major downfall will always be its AutoCAD backbone and the ability to sever any drawing from the BIM database to manipulate it separately. Ultimately this means that the BIM solution can be compromised... Simple solution don't try to simulate something done in ADT, instead develop a new Revit based style of drawings. Revit has some nice tools for stylised renders or combine them with ACAD to do some fun animations etc... My 2 cents.

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Tue, Jun 20, 2006 at 5:34:17 PM | RE: black lines

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wow great response spot you are very intelligent- thanks.. yes the more they stay with ADT the longer we make more money. because the cost of architectual drafting is based on doing it the old hard way.. as for manipulating lines and line colors in a shaded line view like they do with the "beast"- i don't even want to attempt that anymore.. i'll just print those views the way revit likes to do it.. and manipulating shaded views with shadows and colors can look pretty good without lines..

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