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    Linework tool

    I'm sure this is well known, but I stumbled upon it. It's probably one of those things you assume everyone knows.

    Anyway, when using the linework tool, you can adjust the length of the line.
    Once you select and place the line using the tool, there will be a blue dot grip on each end. You can drag that along the object that you are using the tool on to adjust the line's length. You can't extend it past the object, though. It has to stay within the original objects length.

    If you forget to stretch one, you can just reselect it with the linework tool and the grips show up again.

    Why would you need this? Well, I needed it when I was outlining my finished floor to show it's perimeter on my basement plan for coordination. The walls above go over my basement walls, and I didn't want the linework tool there so I just used the grip to pull it back to my basement wall.
    Dan

    #2
    Great tip, thanks. Did not notice that blue dot. U are the best

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      #3
      You can also do this with slab edges.
      -Alex Cunningham

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        #4
        and fascias
        Dan

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          #5
          And with 2012 it finally works on stairs....
          Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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            #6
            Originally posted by dzatto View Post
            and fascias
            Basically all kind of sweeps... (wall sweeps, wall foundation, etc).
            Did you know that in 3D you can also align the ends to other building components? Only works in 3D though.
            Martijn de Riet
            Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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              #7
              I do this a lot Martijn. :thumbsup:
              -Alex Cunningham

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                #8
                Me too, just too bad the constraints don't work properly with this trick. So I normally don't lock them...
                Martijn de Riet
                Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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                  #9
                  What I've come across using this, is that only sometimes the dots are available.. Maybe this is different in 2012, currently using 2011..

                  Sent from my HTC Sensation using Tapatalk

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                    #10
                    Whoa! I did not know this, so thank you dzatto for sharing!

                    Could someone go into more detail about the fascias/wall sweeps? Are you talking about being able to adjust a wall sweep's in plan view?

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