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    Detail lines

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    under 'Line Pattern', I have a bout 200 line patterns.
    I guess someone in a project team imported the DWG file instead of link.

    Obviously i want to get rid of them and i don't what view those are placed.
    any easy way to track/hunt them?

    Thanks

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    Something like Ideate Explorer might do the trick. Ideate Explorer

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    You can also remove them....and it will just change them to Thin Lines....

    Or you can use this tool from Case Apps... Change and Replace Line Styles | case apps

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    This one is great, quick and free...http://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/RV...dpatterns%3aen
    It says for Line Patterns but it is actually for Line Types.

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    Shoot...lack of coffee....I just delete the dwg line patterns...its probably from someone's inserted dwg file...

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    There needs to be a wish list request to have a pop up whenever a user selects Import CAD. It should say:

    Are you sure you wouldn't rather Link in the CAD file?
    You're about to make someone very unhappy.
    Maybe not today.
    Maybe not tomorrow.
    But someday...
    If you choose to continue, please don't make things worse by Exploding it.

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    Can anyone give me an example of why explode is even an option? They should take that command out of Revit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    Can anyone give me an example of why explode is even an option? They should take that command out of Revit.
    I have exploded imported acad detail drawings so that I can convert the resulting objects to Revit lines. This workflow is not ideal since you don't end up with proper Revit detail components, but it works well when you have several hundred standard acad details to convert in a short amount of time.

    This is not to say I don't agree with your assertion about taking the command out of Revit. It causes a lot more trouble than it's worth.

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    If you simply used a proxy project to do all that exploding, you'd have no such issues... Look at this old post for some ideas (method 3 is what you shoulda used) :-) Fear and Loathing In a CAD vs. BIM World: Converting CAD Details To Revit Details: Just Do It...One way or another.

    Though I am more hardcore these days as to just getting on the Revit Detail Creation train before it's REALLY too late... Remember the days of sticky-backs??? Using them too long had lost a lot of Architects a lot of money in the days of CADD transitioning too ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    Can anyone give me an example of why explode is even an option? They should take that command out of Revit.
    Use the API to remove that command, make an addon and share it!!! Oh and while you're at it remove User Keynotes ;-)

    ...Just a thought... I would but alas I am no API programmer

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