Donate Now Goal amount for this year: 2500 USD, Received: 2174 USD (87%)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Linked File Displaying Pattern Differently

  1. #1
    Moderator Drew's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 9, 2010
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    689
    Current Local Time
    06:01 AM

    Linked File Displaying Pattern Differently

    Hi all,

    The team have come across a really interesting issue today. We have two linked files, one Architectural and one Structural.
    There has been a filter created to apply a cross hatch to the surface. They have been created on the same level, no offset. They are both floor's. All in all, they should be the "same".

    When the filter is applied, one shows the pattern correctly, one shows the pattern heavier and a different colour.

    I have tried transferring project standards as well, still no change.

    Has anyone seen this before and can shed some light on it for me?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Linked File Displaying Pattern Differently-surface-pattern.jpg  

  2. #2
    Moderator DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 10, 2011
    Location
    St Paul, MN
    Posts
    3,044
    Current Local Time
    05:01 PM
    Probably not what you want to hear, but I believe Filters do not work on Linked models.
    Edit: I stand corrected.
    Last edited by DaveP; February 17th, 2016 at 02:39 PM.

  3. #3
    Forum Co-Founder Twiceroadsfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    10,410
    Current Local Time
    05:01 PM
    Sure they do. I use Filters on Linked Models all of the time.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    November 2, 2011
    Location
    Slaithwaite ("Sla wit"), W Yorks, UK
    Posts
    254
    Current Local Time
    11:01 PM
    Are the floors both in the same phase in the two models?

  5. #5
    Moderator Drew's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 9, 2010
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    689
    Current Local Time
    06:01 AM
    Hi Dave,
    Yeah they do, been using them for a while now. ��

    I spent a large portion in fresh files testing today and all works as expected. These project files though are a bit odd.
    I'm thinking it might have something to do with the view template. I did notice there were a lot of filters and I think there might be multiple filters trying to adjust the same elements, in different ways.

  6. #6
    Forum Co-Founder Twiceroadsfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    10,410
    Current Local Time
    05:01 PM
    Phase Overrides, Line Weights, Line Types, Object Styles, and Line Styles might be different in the other file. Even with Filters, its not a safe assumption that the other file will react to the Filter the same way yours will, unless those settings are identical in the different file.

  7. #7
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    August 12, 2011
    Posts
    22
    Current Local Time
    02:01 PM
    Is lineweight 1 set to the same thickness in both files? That lineweight controls fill patterns. It will use the lineweight setting in the structural file when displayed through a link.

    Rafael Alvarez
    Gehry Partners LLP

  8. #8
    Member jsnyder's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 9, 2010
    Location
    AUGI Refugee
    Posts
    352
    Current Local Time
    03:01 PM
    We just ran into a situation today where someone changed a phase filter setting in a linked file and it stopped showing up in the target file. It took quite a while to track that one down through the 33 things...As Aaron says, my guess is to look in the VG settings in the link for the source.

  9. #9
    Moderator Drew's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 9, 2010
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts
    689
    Current Local Time
    06:01 AM
    Hmmm, good point. I didn't check the phase overrides.
    All of the other items have been address with manual checking and TPS, so I am confident that they are consistent across the files.

    The line weight for "1" will address the surface pattern issue, but the doesn't address the projection and cut lines, I have noticed that this situation is now occurring in elevations and sections with the linked files!

    The interesting thing is, these are consultant files and as such will by default have very different line weight and object style settings as their documentation relies on it. I guess I need to ask for some views which we can use as linked views, not too much of an ask for plan views, a bit of a stretch for sections and elevations

    I did also notice that the linked file has been changed to custom in the VG (I have no idea why....yet) and with a view template applied my experience is this can be problematic.

  10. #10
    Forum Co-Founder Twiceroadsfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    December 7, 2010
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    10,410
    Current Local Time
    05:01 PM
    By itself, that information (having the linked model set to Custom) doesnt mean something bad was done... I have every single linked model set to Custom in every single View i have. Thats specifically what i have my view templates do.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Why is this standard storefront wall displaying differently in elevations
    By Tony Phillips in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: October 14th, 2015, 02:33 AM
  2. How can I make the hatch pattern from a linked Revit file turn off?
    By DesignApparatus in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: June 9th, 2013, 12:35 AM
  3. Linked file 'masking' over area fill pattern
    By Jj Mac in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: May 1st, 2013, 11:02 PM
  4. Linked Revit file hatch pattern isn't showing?
    By kcaparella in forum MEP - General
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: January 11th, 2012, 05:05 PM
  5. Pattern V/G override for linked file disappears when link was replaced
    By ekkonap in forum Architecture and General Revit Questions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 10th, 2011, 08:29 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •