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    Overrides in Revit

    So I recently came across an issue and was wondering in anyone had some insight. So in Revit you can set or override the symbology of elements in multiple different way.

    By Object Style
    By element
    By Category
    By filter
    By Phase
    and the linework tool.

    From what I can tell there is a hierarchy for what overrides what. So for instance if you have a override set by phase, setting the by category override does nothing.

    Does anyone know what this order is?

    Dennis
    Last edited by djnelson75; April 29, 2011, 04:09 PM.

    #2
    line work
    element
    filter
    category
    object style

    the top items are overriding the bottom items (I think).I dont know where the phase goes, I didn't use it.

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      #3
      Thanks

      There is 1 more I forgot. Is if you set the discipline to say electrical it will override the graphics of some elements. Do you know where that goes in the list.

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        #4
        didn't used other discipline. Anyway my list is what i thik. I'm not at the computer to test that is 100% corect.

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          #5
          I think it should be something like this:

          discipline
          phase
          line work
          element
          filter
          category
          object style
          Martijn de Riet
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            #6
            I have problem when exporting to DWG. For some reasons we use Export Layer Options set to -"Export All Properties BYLAYER,but do not export overrides". But why Revit considers changes in Object Styles dialog as overrides, when exported to DWG. Are Line Patterns, assigned to all categories in Object Styles dialog, hardcoded in Revit? For example when I change section line to be dashed in Object Styles it still exports as solid.(with the export option mentioned above)

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              #7
              This was an official list I got once upon a time.
              Now if I can just remember where I got it from...
              1. Line Work Tool
              2. Override graphics in view by elements
              3. Filters
              4. View Depth -Beyond system line type (plan views only)
              5. Phasing graphic overrides
              6. Advanced model graphics – silhouette edges.
              7. Visibility / Graphic overrides – Halftone
              8. Visibility / Graphic overrides – Override host layers (Cut line styles)
              9. Visibility / Graphic overrides - (projection & cut lines)
              10. Project object styles


              Found the link!
              http://revitclinic.typepad.com/my_we...hierarchy.html
              Last edited by DaveP; February 9, 2015, 05:23 PM. Reason: Four years later: Found the link
              Dave Plumb
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                #8
                Originally posted by funkys View Post
                I have problem when exporting to DWG. For some reasons we use Export Layer Options set to -"Export All Properties BYLAYER,but do not export overrides". But why Revit considers changes in Object Styles dialog as overrides, when exported to DWG. Are Line Patterns, assigned to all categories in Object Styles dialog, hardcoded in Revit? For example when I change section line to be dashed in Object Styles it still exports as solid.(with the export option mentioned above)
                This isn't a Revit thing but depends on the Export Settings. See this thread
                Martijn de Riet
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by DaveP View Post
                  This was an official list I got once upon a time.
                  Now if I can just remember where I got it from...
                  1. Line Work Tool
                  2. Override graphics in view by elements
                  3. Filters
                  4. View Depth -Beyond system line type (plan views only)
                  5. Phasing graphic overrides
                  6. Advanced model graphics – silhouette edges.
                  7. Visibility / Graphic overrides – Halftone
                  8. Visibility / Graphic overrides – Override host layers (Cut line styles)
                  9. Visibility / Graphic overrides - (projection & cut lines)
                  10. Project object styles
                  I'm missing the View Discipline in this lineup. Or do I read it the wrong way?
                  Last edited by mdradvies; May 20, 2011, 01:41 PM.
                  Martijn de Riet
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                    #10
                    DaveP and mdradvies
                    This is very good to know, but is useless in my situation. When we export we must use the option "Export All Properties BYLAYER,but do not export overrides", which eliminates all Overrides. Then I need to know how to control the line patterns for some objects, like section line, elevation(level) line, because with these export settings they export to DWG as solid lines. I need to make them export like dash lines.
                    In the attached images you can see that Revit actually exports the correct line pattern(Double Dash), but doesn't want to assign it to the layer. May be it's a bug. The same is in Revit 2011.

                    best regards
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                    Last edited by funkys; May 20, 2011, 01:48 PM.

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