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    Displaying 3d pipes the same way as old school cad line types

    Hi KEEN REVIT USERS.

    I am wondering if anyone has had any luck displaying continuous text say in "coarse view" only on a 3D pipe that inst a tag? Is this at all possible? I am currently building a hydraulic template in Revit, The only way i have been able to do it so far is: edit the system abbreviation of the pipe family to say "S" then create a pipe tag with a system parameter for system abbreviation in the label. This works well but the only way to tag is either individual tags randomly spaced or tag all which tags ALL pipes, and as you can appreciate with a full drainage system that is a lot of S's

    I have attached a screen shot of what I have created already. Would be awesome if there was anyway to code the actual pipe to display it automatically in coarse view. (or any view for that matter)
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    This is not possible in Revit; tags are the only way. This is one of those areas where you will be better off just accepting the "limitations" of Revit and moving on.

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    If you select just the Pipes you want to tag first and then use Tag All Not Tagged, it will only Tag the ones you have selected.
    If you want just one system or Type, perhaps you could set a View Template or a Filter and use Temporarily Apply View Template

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    Quote Originally Posted by evan.dodds View Post
    This is not possible in Revit; tags are the only way. This is one of those areas where you will be better off just accepting the "limitations" of Revit and moving on.
    That's not technically correct... you can make a line-based family with a nested label and trace over all the pipes. It will suck from a BIM perspective, but it can be done.

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    It will also suck from a time perspective, and from the fact that the detail component will be on top of everything (not showing what elements are under/ over each other), which I'm pretty sure would be unwanted. The best 'Revit' way would be to use the tag all function, but the OP seemed reticent to that method, which leaves Dave P's method as probably the best option.

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