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Thu, May 17, 2007 at 6:38:20 PM | super easy Q's...




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i have a super easy question... so i get the idea w/ subcategories and how you make them but i still cant figure out a way to put things in them...mainly lines... if i draw something in 2d can i put it into particular subcategory...? ..even if its a subcategory of Lines

+ what's the main difference between lines (modeling) & detail lines (drafting)?

+ whats the ideal way not to show below-grade level (basement walls) in 3d views & iso-views; is there something like view range for 3d view 

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Fri, May 18, 2007 at 2:21:10 AM | super easy Q's...




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After you make the subcategory, select your line and hit properties. You can select the subcategory there for your lines.


Best way to remember the difference of model lines and detail lines is that model lines you will see in a model mode, ie 3d. So it's possible you could see these in almost every view. Detail lines are view specific meaning if you draw detail lines in plan view on your main floor plan, it will only be seen in that view. That's it, no others. Same with your families. Detail lines in your family will show up on the level you place them on.


So if you have a window family and have a 50 story building, when you place windows, they will show up on the level you place them in, so it will be on all 50 levels. If for example the windows don't stack above each other, the detail lines won't be showing up on other levels. Just on the levels you place them on.


Below grade what I do is make a new phase filter called foundation. This is placed before "new" and after "existing". then right click in 3d, view properties, scroll down to the bottom, set phase filter to "show new" and the foundation will disappear. BTW, select all your foundation walls and set the phase to "foundation"


I believe there are much easier ways now including "filters" under settings. I think this was a recent addition at release 9. I don't know which version you are running. If 2008, then you can simply hide in view and it won't print.

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Thu, Jun 7, 2007 at 1:58:04 PM | super easy Q's...




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 In regards to the "below grade" (foundation walls) question... I am running 9.1 ver....filtering takes care of see it or not about

1.see it w/ regular outline w/ hatch in plan & section view versus dashed edges in elevations??

2. Also, you mentioned that there's easier way to solve those problems in my ver. do you know what it is? or anyone?


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