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    Duct Visibility Elbow up vs Elbow dn

    When my elbow turns down, the X is dashed (supply) as well as three sides of the fitting. Great. When my elbow turns up the X is also dashed but I want it to be solid. I don't see anything in the MEP settings for Duct Rise/ Drop besides the symbol you want to use. Is there another setting for the linetype you want to show for a Rise/ Drop?

    thanks

    #2
    I have also encountered this issue. Within the MEP settings I see no way of changing the drop/rise settings to show diffrent details for above or below. I have been using text annotations to work around this.

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      #3
      It has to do with whether or not your duct penetrates the top plane of your view range.
      If your duct goes through the top of your view range - it should show up solid.

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        #4
        Thanks, I dind't even think of view range, lately I am just as happy if I get a system connected properly!

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          #5
          Originally posted by Gary Luisi View Post
          Thanks, I dind't even think of view range, lately I am just as happy if I get a system connected properly!
          That view range will get you every time... I'm have tons of issues with connecting to piping underground. I want to be able to see the plan and run piping into the correct room. But when I move the view range down I can't see the floor. So I have to create some ref planes all over the place, really wish there was an easier way to do that.

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            #6
            Originally posted by mfiglarz View Post
            I want to be able to see the plan and run piping into the correct room. But when I move the view range down I can't see the floor. So I have to create some ref planes all over the place, really wish there was an easier way to do that.
            Have you tried playing around with the View Depth. To show the piping underground we have changed the view depth to be unlimited on the ground level and changed the <Beyond> Linetype to be Dashed inorder to show anything that is underslab in the model to be shown as dashed. I am not sure if this what you are looking for.

            Also, attached is a diagram that helped me understand view ranges a little better perhaps it will be usefull to someone.
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              #7
              Great Diagram. I wish the view range was graphically set, like going into a section or elevation and drag the extents of the Top, Bottom etc. I have tried moving the depth down enough to pick up the under slab piping but all the walls ( either dashed or not) seemed too much.

              I read in a thread "Over There" about changinging the RVT Link Display Settings but can't remember which ones. Does anyone remember that thread?

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                #8
                forum 1.JPGWhat is the purpose of the visibility range between the bottom clip plane and the view depth plane?
                I thought that whatever's viewable in your plan view would be whatever is between the top and bottom clip plane w/ elements being cut that are in the cut plane, view depth plane just being extraneous property.
                Last edited by se13gits; August 8, 2011, 04:08 PM.

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