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Wed, Dec 6, 2006 at 10:05:03 PM | Surface Pattern Line weight of walls




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Before anyone replies, I've searched the forum.

I'm either missing something or can't follow the myriad of responses to others informing them how to edit the line weights of filled regions. I can do this fine.

What I can't do, and can't find a way to do is edit the line weight of a hatch pattern within a wall style. For Elevations, each plane has the same lineweight. I'd like to set up a second wall style so that the hatch pattern of one can be darker or lighter than the other nearly identical wall style.

If anyone has a way to do this please let me know as I've spent a great deal of time searching for a solution.


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Thu, Dec 7, 2006 at 12:14:52 AM | Surface Pattern Line weight of walls


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Nice Idea, but no this is not possible.  You cannot control the surface pattern lineweights independantly.


Our method is to turn shadows on to give elevations some depth...  Annoyingly slow to print though.


Lets just pray that finally this can be included in the next release of revit!  Fingers crossed...




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Thu, Dec 7, 2006 at 8:51:28 AM | Surface Pattern Line weight of walls



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what you can do is control the colour of your wall hatch.

just duplicate your wall, go to properties--> edit/new --> edit click on your wall material, it will take you to Materials, duplicate your wall material and change the surface colour to a light gray, that should work and will give you a better definition in your elevation.

hatch line weight, like Mr Spot said, you can't change.




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Thu, Dec 7, 2006 at 2:15:20 PM | Surface Pattern Line weight of walls




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Good work around. And like that, my headache is gone. Thanks guys.

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Wed, Feb 7, 2007 at 8:13:38 PM | Surface Pattern Line weight of walls




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I came to this solution also, but it's not really a solution.  Works great for screen presentation, but the heavy pattern line weights are still there when you print.  I can't believe they don't allow adjustment of the surface pattern line weight.  That's so elementary.

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Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 1:44:06 PM | Surface Pattern Line weight of walls




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I was having the same problem- no matter what shade of graey I changed my surface pattern to, it printed with black lines. The solution i stumbled upon was to change the setting in the in-session printing to "print color to gray scale". This way the surface pattern prints whatever shade of grey you make it.

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Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 10:22:31 PM | Surface Pattern Line weight of walls




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If you turn off the fill pattern in the walls, and I assume It would work for the Wall Pattern as well I haven't tried, then you can go back and overlay a fill pattern which you can change the line weights of in the element properties, it's a pain but it can get you to your end goal.  I know it is using revit like CAD but what the boss wants the boss gets.

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