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Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 11:06:06 AM | text in a 3d views ?

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hi there,

i have been told that is is possible to write notes in a 3d view

however, when i attempt to write in the view the whole design bar (far left is grayed out.

my question:

a is it true that one can write in a 3d view? 

b how can i make the design bar active?

your help would be greatly appreciated

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Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 12:34:03 PM | text in a 3d views ?

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I was able to put text into my 3d view in version 9.1.  Most of the commands were grayed out but the text command wasn't.

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Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 11:12:14 PM | text in a 3d views ?

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hi,

thanks for your quick responce jhanby.

did you use text under the "basic" or "drafting"  heading and was it in a .rvt project file? 

i opened a few files just in case my prob was peculirar to that single file, but i had the same prob.. 

i must have some setting wrong or a dud copy of revit

thanks again mate,

robert. 

ps

like to hear if anyone else got the same prob 


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Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 11:49:55 PM | text in a 3d views ?

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You can place text in an isometric 3D view but not in a perspective view...

If you want to annotate a perspective view place the text on a sheet.

 

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Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 2:08:45 AM | text in a 3d views ?

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thanks mate,

i was working in a perspective view.

i can put that to rest now.

intead of just putting it on the sheet, i created a drafting view and parked that next to the view on the sheet.

more work but easier to keep track of when deleting or rearranging the sheet

thanks for your help

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Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 2:35:43 AM | text in a 3d views ?

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Properly you can try model text...It is a long shot but it should just work to your extent..

refer attachment and this link to my previous thread issues as well http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=8949, the following image is the workaround..

btw, never knew that we can insert text in 3d view, thank for the tips & Good Luck.



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Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 5:34:12 AM | text in a 3d views ?

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thanks for the tip

is there a choice in 3d text fonts?

with the new hide command it is possible to temporarly get rid of it as well.

life was not ment to be easy an australian prime minister once sad.

the bugger was right too.

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Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 8:50:40 AM | text in a 3d views ?

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Yes, You can change font thru property & hide the Model Text as well using the hide object tool or turn off using view properties>visibility>generic model

Which Australia Prime Minister was it? Heard the current prime minister is having a tough election coming on soon..Whatever; no politic; just revit...cheers!!


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Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 1:08:17 AM | text in a 3d views ?

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Just stumbled on to this thread and have a question loosely associated.
Can you make model text a 'void form'? I want to have letters 'engraved' into a wall is there an easy way of doing this?

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Sun, Oct 21, 2007 at 3:10:04 PM | text in a 3d views ?

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lab21,

As far as I ve tried, there are no easy way to this.

Guess there are not much demands on doing it engraves effects although there is a long way out of this by sketching text viod to achieve the effects....Properly it should be in the wishlist.


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Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 12:49:22 AM | lab21

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Quoting lab21 from 2007-10-18 20:08:17

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Just stumbled on to this thread and have a question loosely associated.
Can you make model text a 'void form'? I want to have letters 'engraved' into a wall is there an easy way of doing this?
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Yes this is possible.

Simply place the text where you need it embedded into the wall, use join geometry with the text and the wall, then give the text a material that is 100% transparent.

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Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 3:13:07 AM | text in a 3d views ?

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hi lab21,

i do not know of an official way to "engrave" text in 3d

i tried 2 slow ways for you

i

start a generic family called "plaque"

create a solid (standing upright about 20 mm thick.)

you can embelish by putting a bevel (void sweep around the edges) 

place 3d text on the face (edit text to the desired wording and push it to the rear face out of the way when tracing).

then create individual voids for each letter by tracing each letter 

zoom in on the arcs and you see tthey are made up of facetc or secment just trace these.

with the letter o just start on the outer circle and offset to the inside they filleted automaticly, 

when complete insert the "plaque" into your project and stick it to a wall

2

you can use "edit profile" in your project to edit the wall

and do similar to the above.

the text will cut through the whole wall (i tried a cavity wall) this may not matter if it is not seen from inside

you could create a thin wall of 20 mm and reduce the main wall accordingly

but would not be desireable for larger jobs with many people working on it or for bill of materials

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try a void sweep for each letter? would be a lot of work if it did work at all

if you are realy keen the above is not that much work

good luck mate, hope this was helpfull.

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Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 3:21:33 AM | text in a 3d views ?

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Robert,  Ummm... I've already supplied a very simple way of doing this that takes no more time than normal model text...?

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Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 3:59:32 AM | text in a 3d views ?

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hi chris,

judging by your subtle remark my idea must look terrible

must have a good look again on your blogg.

had trouble finding the topic

cheers,

robert 


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Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 6:56:12 AM | text in a 3d views ?

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Mr Spot,

Thanks for the tip, I did tried the transparent 3d text but didin't know the join geometry can be applied in this case.

lab21 & Robert,

Tested and approved...This is the easilest way which doesn't take much of an efforts. just place your model text into a wall, join geometry and change model text materials to 100% transparent..


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