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    Display non structural walls differently

    Hi!

    I think I'm stumped. I am making a structural plan. View is cut just above the slab and the view bottom extends below the slab, and floors are transparent, to display the beams as not the beyond linestyle. I want to show the architectural walls in my linked model so I am set to coordination. However now these view settings show both the walls above and below as solid and it is a mess. I don't want the architectural walls below in my linked model to display at all, but I do want to show structural walls below, and want to see architectural walls in my linked model above (cut) only. Is there any easy way to do this? I know I can override the walls that are cut...

    Thanks!

    #2
    Peter
    That's pretty Complex for a Single View
    You might have to use 2 Views to do this, overlaid on top of one another on the Sheet
    Dwane

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      #3
      You first want to set the vg on the linked file to custom. Change THAT to architectural under discipline. Possibly use the view range of a linked view for the same level. if your view host view (structural model) has discipline set to structural your framing below should show as symbolic lines (probably don't want to see the actual sizes of the beams in plans). With that done your floors don't have to be transparent. You might want to make your walls a little transparent to see window/door openings below (counter intuitive I know).

      What kind of building is it? (wood, steel stud, structural steel, concrete?)
      Tom Whitehead
      BIM Herder & Revit Wrangler
      Portland, OR

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        #4
        This was an easy fix, just turn floor transparency off in the custom vg for the linked file. I didn't know there was all that power in there.

        Steel framing shows as symbolic lines when set to Coarse view. Structural/Coordination setting doesn't change this. And it still dashes if hidden by a floor. There's probably some way to override that...

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          #5
          To another question though, is there a way to get structural walls to display different than non structural walls in an underlay model, so I do not need to duplicate the walls? They are existing walls so.. Perhaps a filter can be adapted for this purpose?

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            #6
            Yes you can use a filter based off the structural use parameter.
            -Alex Cunningham

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              #7
              Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
              Yes you can use a filter based off the structural use parameter.
              Sounds good, is there a way to get it to ignore that the link is set to halftone, or am I going to have to set the link as not halftone and manually set every object style override custom?

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                #8
                Originally posted by Peter1979 View Post
                Sounds good, is there a way to get it to ignore that the link is set to halftone, or am I going to have to set the link as not halftone and manually set every object style override custom?
                I am not following you. Is your filter changing the color of the filtered items?
                -Alex Cunningham

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                  #9
                  I may change the color in certain views for clarity while working, but the key thing would be to change the lineweight, and to not plot as halftone. But if I set a filter to change the lineweight to whatever, but the underlay is set as halftone, it will still plot the wall lines in halftone won't it? I don't want the structural walls in the architectural model to be halftone but I want everything else to.

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                    #10
                    Your filter for structural walls can override the line type back to black... at least it should be able to. Underlay setting are a special part of visibility controls.
                    -Alex Cunningham

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