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Wed, Nov 7, 2007 at 4:33:39 PM | Changing Linetypes in Foundation Plan

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In my Views under Floor Plans, I created a Foundation Plan view. I used a Concrete Foundation wall to support the slab since the building is on a slab foundation. I also placed footings under the foundation wall. In the view, The foundation wall and footings are appearing as continuous solid lines. I need them to show up as hidden lines to produce the accurate construction documents. How do I change the appearance of the Foundation-Concrete walls and the footings to show as hidden lines?

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Wed, Nov 7, 2007 at 4:38:14 PM | Changing Linetypes in Foundation Plan

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You can go to the plan view, view properties>visibility and under Structural foundations (model tab) override the displayed line type.

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Thu, Nov 8, 2007 at 1:50:06 PM | Changing Linetypes in Foundation Plan

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I was not successful in changing the line type using this message. The lines are still appearing as solid lines. Please advise on any other suggestions.

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Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 8:47:37 PM | Changing Linetypes in Foundation Plan

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I couldn't get this to work either.  Isn't there an easier way to do it rather than using the linework tool to change the linetype?

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Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 9:06:47 PM | Changing Linetypes in Foundation Plan

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Go to Settings in the pull down menu

Select Line Styles

In the Line Styles dialogue box, find the category that says <Beyond>

In the Line Pattern column on the <Beyond> row, change the line style to Hidden 1/8"

What this should do is anything below (beyond) the 0' 0" elevation level should be represented with a Hidden line type/style

Let me know if this works.


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Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 9:17:17 PM | Changing Linetypes in Foundation Plan

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Thank-you. Yes, this works.  I saw this method described in another thread that Mr. Spot responded to but was worried about this <beyond> linetype now being the new dashed type globally in the project.  This is easy to do but hope I don't pay for it later!  Thanks again!


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Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 12:50:01 PM | Changing Linetypes in Foundation Plan

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Thanks rcobbjr!  I was having the exact same problem and this fixed it for me as well.  A couple questions though, will this change the default settings for Revit to use the hidden linetype for anything below or will it simply be a global change per project?  How could I go about changing the default settings for Revit to do this if I needed to?

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Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 7:18:01 AM | Changing Linetypes in Foundation Plan

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thank you, rcobbjr!!!  we've been racking our brains on how to do this.

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