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    Cut plan problems

    Someone help me - I think I'm losing my mind.

    I've got some 4'-0" high walls that still need to display their cut pattern in a plan view. So I set the cut plane at 3'-0". But the short walls don't show up as being cut. I tried playing around with lots of varying settings, but the only way I could make the cut pattern show up was to change the height of the wall to 6'-0". Anything 6'-0" or taller, the cut pattern shows up just fine. Anything below that, it doesn't show up at all.

    I figure there is probably something obvious that I am overlooking, but I am completely out of ideas as to what I'm doing wrong here.

    #2
    Believe it or not, that's programmed into Revit for some reason. I've been told the reason before, but forgot what I was told.

    So, you'll have to set up a filter for the short walls. Then, override the cut pattern for the filter. Then it should work.

    Here's a thread on it.
    Last edited by dzatto; September 14, 2012, 07:59 PM.
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      #3
      I've actually discovered that by setting the bottom of the view range to the level below (or setting it to unlimited) that the cut pattern will show up. This causes a whole other set of problems though as I need to have the floor turned off and I don't want to display anything structure or walls below.

      How would a filter for the short wall fix this? The cut patterns don't show up, even with an element override.

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        #4
        It's another Revit thing. You have to apply a filter and override that. It doesn't work if you just override the element or category.

        Actually, I'm going off memory here. Let me verify this real quick.

        Yep, that's correct. Check out the two images. One without a pattern override, and one with. I filtered by the comment parameter of the wall. This is for an overflow protection wall in my basement where my tanks are. So, I put tank wall in the comments of the wall, and set up the filter to only affect that wall. Then, after I applied the filter to the view, I overrode the cut pattern. The wall is only 34" tall.
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        Last edited by dzatto; September 14, 2012, 08:19 PM.
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          #5
          I need to churn out some drawings before I can come back and play with this but can I filter the walls by height? Or do I need to make my short walls a different wall type in order to be able to filter them?

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            #6
            They don't have to be a different wall type. I filtered mine by a simple comment. How many walls are we talking about (I only had 2). You could select them all, then input the comment in the properties or make another wall type. I'm not sure you can filter by height.

            Damnit, I just realized my walls are below the cut plane, so I'm actually editing the projection pattern, not the cut pattern. I'm sure it will still work, but let me run a quick test on it. Give me a second.

            :banghead: Okay, wait...hold the presses. I just tested a short wall with a cut pattern, and it works without any filters or anything. So the filter is for the projections patterns. Yours should be working properly. Can you post a small file with the wall in it?

            Sorry if I confused you. I got my wires crossed. :hide:
            Last edited by dzatto; September 14, 2012, 08:41 PM.
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              #7
              If your cut plane would normally cut through the wall... then set your top wall constraint to the same as the base constraint and provide a positive offset.
              I talked about it here.
              Steve Stafford talked about the same thing here.
              Chris Heinaranta | Architectural Technologist

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                #8
                I just sent him a PM saying the same thing. :thumbsup:
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                  #9
                  I should have also mentioned that if your cut plane is above the wall height. Do the same thing as above (changing the top constraint) then add a plan region that has the cut plane below the top height of the wall.

                  Just using a plan region isn't good enough.
                  Chris Heinaranta | Architectural Technologist

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by cheinaranta View Post
                    If your cut plane would normally cut through the wall... then set your top wall constraint to the same as the base constraint and provide a positive offset.
                    I talked about it here.
                    Steve Stafford talked about the same thing here.
                    This is precicely the reason to never use "unconnected" walls, rather as has been stated, set the top to be coincident with the base level and give the height as a positive offset.
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