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    Floor Hatch Showing Thru Equip

    Hi all - I'm new the forum and somewhat new to Revit for MEP, we've been using AutoCAD MEP prior to this year. I'm using Revit 2017.1 currently. I did search but didn't come across any threads on this issue.

    I'm having a hard time trying to prevent the floor hatch from the architectural model from showing through the mechanical equipment. I have a concrete pad with a cooling tower on it and the concrete hatch is displaying through the tower. I've attached a photo for reference. I know how to turn off the hatch (or "pattern" as they are in Revit) completely but I DO want it to show where there isn't mechanical equipment to help the housekeeping pads stand out a little more. I have a mechanical view template I'm using. If I change it to the architectural view template it will display properly but I'm not sure what setting/parameter is controlling this.

    Any help is appreciated. Perhaps this is an architectural related thread as well but thought I'd try here first.

    Thanks.
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    My immediate guess would be that your mechanical equipment is made with symbolic lines only in plan. For it to obscure things in the model it would need to have the element (extrusion or similar) visible in plan views, or at least have a masking region added to the plan view.

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    My immediate guess would be that your mechanical equipment is made with symbolic lines only in plan. For it to obscure things in the model it would need to have the element (extrusion or similar) visible in plan views, or at least have a masking region added to the plan view.
    Julie Kidder
    Architect + BIM Director
    Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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      #3
      Changing the view's discipline to Coordination. That should get you the masking you desire.

      It will also get rid of the hidden lines of crossing elements. Change the view's Show Hidden Lines to All if you need hidden lines. It's not quite the same style of hidden lines but should close enough.
      John Karben | IMEG Corp.

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        #4
        The family is made with extrusions and it occurs no matter what piece of equipment I use, even out of the box Revit families. I'm thinking it must be something with my view template or settings but I can't seem to figure it out.

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          #5
          So changing the discipline to Coordination did solve the issue but with hidden lines set to All it just looks like a wireframe drawing. If I change it to By Discipline the hidden lines do not show up at all. Is there a way to make the hidden lines show with this Discipline or make the concrete pattern not show through on the Mechanical discipline? I'm not sure where the settings for these disciplines are controlled but I'm guessing they are "out of the box" Revit disciplines and I can't control them.

          I know I can always turn off the concrete pattern and I may have to do that but was trying to see if there was a work around first.

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