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Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 9:10:28 AM | Room Separation



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can anyone explain anything about the "Room Separation" on the "Room and Area"

tab.. when i click on the Room Separation tab i seem to only be in a drafting mode

but i don't know what it does.. i read the help 5 times on this but could not understand

one word of it.. i'll paste this here just so someone doesn't repeat it because i don't

understand what it means: "The Room Separation command allows you to add and adjust

room boundary lines. Room separation lines are room-bounding. They are useful for

designating one room within another" etc etc...

again: when i click on the Room Separation command all it does is draw lines in drafting mode..

what am i supposed to be drafting and what is it supposed to be doing?

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Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 1:22:23 PM | Room Separation




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When you click on the Room Separation command, this allows you to draw a line which will separate two areas that do not have a wall. In other words, say you have a corridor intersecting with a lobby. If you were to add a room tag to the lobby, it will automatically figure the area of the corridor. A Room Separation line will separate the two areas. You start the command then draw the line wherever you want it. Then later add your room tags to those areas. You can turn off the Room Separation line in the Visibility/Graphics command, under Lines (Room Separation is in parenthesis).

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Sat, Oct 27, 2007 at 6:42:18 PM | Room Separation



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In addition to room seperation lines. other items may be used or not used to seperate rooms.  Walls always default to being room seperators but in some cases, you may not want that so you open the elements properties and turn off the room seperation switch.

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Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 6:58:03 PM | Room Separation




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When it comes in really handy is if you have, say an open living area and you want a tag for Kitchen, Living, and Dining.  If you allow Revit to just place a tag into the space (using the walls you drew as the seperation) you would only get one room tag.  By adding a rectangle around the kitchen, one around the dining, and one around the living, they are now three different rooms.  (note you don;t have to make a rectangle, as Revit will automatically use walls as another boundary.  I attached a screenchot for you, maybe it will help.  The plan on the right shows the areas.  The lines that re drawn are the room seperation lines.Cheers.

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Mon, Oct 29, 2007 at 8:47:07 PM | Room Separation



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Another handy use that probably belongs in the Tips & Tricks section (it may already be there) is to use Room Separation Lines when editting intersections of rooms. If you are editting and pull a room-bounding wall back enough for the rooms to flood together you get errors...every time you open as you open and close. I like to throw a rectangle of Room Separation Lines around the area that I'm manipulating that pushes the boundaries of the rooms back out of the way.

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Sat, Nov 3, 2007 at 7:26:23 PM | Room Separation




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Here's a step-by-step tutorial on the use of the Room Seperation tool...



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Sat, Nov 3, 2007 at 8:19:41 PM | Room Separation



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thanks IDN101 - that revit zone tutorial says it so well..

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