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    Linked model graphics control

    Hi,

    I am looking for some advice on controlling the graphics of a linked structural model in Revit.

    I have a structural model linked into my architectural model, the only element of the linked model that I want to show on my drawing is the structural column. I want the column to appear a light grey and to override the walls in my architectural model.

    Currently I have attempted to control the graphic of the column by customising the display settings and adjusting the "structural column" model category via the Revit Links tab under the visibility graphics. I have changed the cut pattern here to what I want and also the thickness of the cut lines. The pattern appears correctly but the thickness of the line was not overridden but I then changed this globally in the main model through the object styles. They only issue that I have now is that the cut pattern shows my model running through it.

    In effect I want this pattern to be non transparent so that it hides the wall below. See the attached images.

    I could of course break the wall so that it is modelled correctly and not runnng through the column but I have multiple floors that I would need to update in order for this to work


    Any help on this issue would be much appreciated.

    Thanks a lot
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    #2
    I would split the walls. Then I would also look at which of the wall segments need to change wall type, or the world's smallest drywall person is going to have to climb in there to drywall that chase.
    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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      #3
      Thanks for the reply,

      Perhaps I haven't used the best image to describe the issue, I don't intend for the studwork to be returned into the face of the column, Ignoring the buildability of the detail, its really a graphics question that I need a solution to. I just want the cut pattern of the column (which is in a linked file) to be non transparent.

      Thanks

      PC

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        #4
        Originally posted by P_Col View Post
        Thanks for the reply,

        Perhaps I haven't used the best image to describe the issue, I don't intend for the studwork to be returned into the face of the column, Ignoring the buildability of the detail, its really a graphics question that I need a solution to. I just want the cut pattern of the column (which is in a linked file) to be non transparent.

        Thanks

        PC
        Split your walls so that they don't intersect the column...or do you actually build the walls into the column? Then the graphic is correct and drive on.

        But...I would check to see what the material is of the linked column and then check to see what the parameters of that material are in your project. Might find that it is transparent in your model. Have fun with all the interference issues.

        @Aaron....lol....I used to get the architects upset when I asked how they drywall in an enclosed space question. They were too used to Autocad.
        Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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