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    Linestyles - Changing Names

    We've been using Revit for about 4 years now in our office. Initially, we just used the OOTB line styles, and added to them, using a similar naming convention. For example, we added "Thin-Medium Lines" and "Medium-Wide Lines."

    At some point, probably 2 years ago, I modified the names of the line styles we added to include the lineweight in the number, so they became "Thin-Medium Lines (3)". However, it seems like many projects end up with the older line styles in their projects as well - I attribute this to copying something in from an old project.

    There's now discussion in our office to completely revamp the naming of our linestyles so that they all appear at the beginning of the list, i.e. "1 V Fine", "2 Fine", etc. I am not opposed to the convention, I am just concerned that our projects are going to end up junked up with old line style names, and we'll have a more difficult time managing graphics.

    Has anyone made a similar switch that can speak from experience as to how this would pan out?

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    It takes FOREVER to do that. Its technically the right thing to do, but i suspect here is what you are missing:

    You need to edit every piece of content you have, to change them all over. That includes any Drafting View Projects you use for Insert from file, any detail components, any modeled families, etc.

    Its a LOT of work.

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    I am fully aware of all the items you mention that would need to be changed. I personally don't want to make the change, but others (who had established their own Revit standards with a previous office) feel differently. Their response was that we shouldn't stick with something just because that's the way we've being doing it, even after I noted all the existing content, details, etc. that would have to be changed. I'm just trying to reach a compromise over several issues where we had different points of view, so I wanted to get some feedback.

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    If it´s "just" a matter of adding a couple of extra lineweights ?

    Just add a couple to the defaults:

    Thin Lines (default)
    Light Lines (custom)
    Medium Lines (default)
    Wide Lines (custom)
    Heavy Lines (default)

    At least that would require you to change a lot less content...

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    Dont get me wrong, im in favor of doing it. Were doing ours, but we havent made the push to go through all of the content yet, since im waiting for the majority of the library to be laid out first. But were doing it as well. Its just a LOT of work.

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