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    Line pattern useage

    So I made a lovely little complex line pattern by using some on-line instructions.
    Trouble is I don't know how to use it.
    Is it considered a line or a component?
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    #2
    It is a Detail Component, so it's not a Line Style. It can only be used as a Detail Component and as far as I know you can't use it as a Line Style or Line Pattern.
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

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      #3
      Also you need to apply the Label Instances to your array....

      A suggestion, see pic
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      Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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        #4
        Originally posted by jseavers View Post
        Trouble is I don't know how to use it.
        Gotta love it when newbies jump right in, way over their heads (Seriously, I mean that - Best way of learning, by far!)

        A few recommendations:
        • Change the "LABEL INSTANCES" parameter to a instance parameter
        • Unless you want the "Label" to show 3 times despite of the length, add a formula to the "LABEL INSTANCES" like: Length / 1' (Will ensure a even spacing of the "label" of 1')
        • Edit the "Label" of the array dimension, so you get the right number of arrays, according to the above parameter
        Have a go at it, and don´t hesitate to ask again - But wait until you´re close to "drowning" - Keep doing this, and you´ll be an "expert" in no time
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        Klaus Munkholm
        "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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          #5
          uploaded my 2 versions
          model and detail
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          -Alex Cunningham

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            #6
            3 different way of creating a simple line based detail.... gotta love Revit...
            Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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              #7
              Thank you oh generous and wise Revit sages.
              Got some help yesterday on how to use the component. (I really am quite new to this)
              I was wondering why it didn't work quite right.
              Thanks for the tips.

              Alex, If you don't mind me asking:
              what is the difference in a model line and a detail line?

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                #8
                Originally posted by jseavers View Post
                Thank you oh generous and wise Revit sages.
                Got some help yesterday on how to use the component. (I really am quite new to this)
                I was wondering why it didn't work quite right.
                Thanks for the tips.

                Alex, If you don't mind me asking:
                what is the difference in a model line and a detail line?
                I'm not Alex...but gonna answer before he does..... Model lines are visible 2D and 3D....while Detail Lines are 2D and View specific...

                So for his Fence Post component you will see it in 3D (and all other views, view depth pending) and know where your fence line is.
                Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mpwuzhere View Post
                  i'm not alex...but gonna answer before he does..... Model lines are visible 2d and 3d....while detail lines are 2d and view specific...

                  So for his fence post component you will see it in 3d (and all other views, view depth pending) and know where your fence line is.
                  bingo dingo!!!
                  -Alex Cunningham

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                    #10
                    I've made the changes you suggested with the exception of: •Edit the "Label" of the array dimension, so you get the right number of arrays, according to the above parameter

                    I could of course use the one you linked, but i've come this far. I'd like to complete the .rfa so I understand it more fully.
                    If you don't mind, How do I do the last step?
                    I figure I have to go into the label, edit it then load it back into the other file, but what do I need to change there. to what and where.

                    Thanks!

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