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    Reference Plane Visibility

    I've been updating old families trying to get them to be more consistent lately.
    The thought occurred to me that it might be nice to easily identify what Reference Planes are Named, Strong, Weak, or Not a Reference.
    So I created sub-categories under Reference Planes and (sadly) manually changed the Planes to their proper sub-category.
    All well and good so far, but as you can see in my screenshot, they pick up the color, but not the Line Weight assigned.
    Scale makes not difference, nor does Thin Lines.
    (And, yes, I know the sub-cats get uselessly imported to the Project. Not thrilled about that, either.)
    Reference Plane Visibility-refplaneos.png
    Apparently, this feature is not complete. Or is this intentional?

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    I get around that by adjusting the lengths of the reference planes. Longer ones have more importance than shorter ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I've been updating old families trying to get them to be more consistent lately.
    The thought occurred to me that it might be nice to easily identify what Reference Planes are Named, Strong, Weak, or Not a Reference.
    So I created sub-categories under Reference Planes and (sadly) manually changed the Planes to their proper sub-category.
    All well and good so far, but as you can see in my screenshot, they pick up the color, but not the Line Weight assigned.
    Scale makes not difference, nor does Thin Lines.
    (And, yes, I know the sub-cats get uselessly imported to the Project. Not thrilled about that, either.)
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    Apparently, this feature is not complete. Or is this intentional?
    In the project environment the RP will respect the line weight (and can be filtered if you use a selection set), but it doesn't look like it works in the family editor. That could be as-intended or a bug, no way to tell Personally - I would say it is broken and should work that way in the family as well.

    and it's too late now, but you can modify sub-categories in the family through Dynamo. You would need to tweak the graph to look at RP properties but you should be able to get them.

    edit: realized i put the wrong graph & image up, I'll fix it after my meeting
    edit2: new image & graph attached
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    Last edited by cellophane; January 16th, 2018 at 08:14 PM.

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    OK - getting the Is Reference value as something other than a number might be tricky. I have a post on the Dynamo Forum if you want to follow along: https://forum.dynamobim.com/t/refere...eference/18200

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