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    pipe symbols in medium and corse view settings

    Where i work the revit department has been asked to make all pipes at 1/8" scale and higher show as single lines with fitting tic marks moving with annotation scales. at 1/4" and lower we will show the pipe in fine detail.

    Has anyone ever shown pipes with annotative tick marks before?

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    Did the requester provide a sample of what this should look like? Is this a hand drafting thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darius View Post
    Where i work the revit department has been asked to make all pipes at 1/8" scale and higher show as single lines with fitting tic marks moving with annotation scales. at 1/4" and lower we will show the pipe in fine detail.

    Has anyone ever shown pipes with annotative tick marks before?
    I can't stand the annotative ticks. I modified the Family and hid the ticks. In fact, I even did away with the "radius" schematic line and just created two mitered schematic lines so the elbows have a hard corner. Makes the linework so much cleaner on the drawings.

    -TZ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darius
    Where i work the revit department has been asked to make all pipes at 1/8" scale and higher show as single lines with fitting tic marks moving with annotation scales. at 1/4" and lower we will show the pipe in fine detail. Has anyone ever shown pipes with annotative tick marks before?
    You are describing out-of-the-box behavior. Why the confusion?

    I've seen requests for single line representation for 4" dia. and smaller pipe and two line representation for >4" dia. and similar requests for duct sizes. Is that what they are really asking for? If so you can consider using Placeholders for smaller sizes instead...they just won't be able to show two line at all.
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    the problem arises that 2 in copper pipe and 4" carbon steel pipe show as different bend symbols one smaller than the other since they are driven by pipe size certain individuals what these to appear the same size. the riser size can be changed in the mep settings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darius View Post
    the problem arises that 2 in copper pipe and 4" carbon steel pipe show as different bend symbols one smaller than the other since they are driven by pipe size certain individuals what these to appear the same size. the riser size can be changed in the mep settings
    Another reason why I modified Revit's OOTB schematic 1-line elbows as I mentioned above. Removes the inconsistencies like this - which I have forgotten about since I've had my library edited for quite some time now.


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    This request came from how line diagrams look in autobad and that bends all look the same and tees all look the same more specifically the tic mark size and the overall size of the elbow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darius View Post
    This request came from how line diagrams look in autobad and that bends all look the same and tees all look the same more specifically the tic mark size and the overall size of the elbow
    Since Revit calculates the tick mark's and bends in the OOTB content, you'd have to use another method - such as some type of Generic Annotation and apply it to all fittings. The bends will be the hardest part since it stops where the pipe starts.... so I wouldn't know how to approach that one. This is why I used mitered symbolic lines - so no, they're not radius elbows, but they are consistent and this is a subjective matter anyways so that's the only thing I can offer on that one.

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    The Use Annotation Scale setting is meant to insure the symbolic lines of fittings are uniform in size.
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    so i have gotten things to work with a combo of things mentioned here and somethings i was trying before.

    Is it possible to have visibility settings control with a formula for on and off between the two?
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