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    My little problem is complex line styles

    I have been using AutoCAD from the DOS ages, R10, and up to 2014. Moving to Revit 2013, a delight to be frank.

    Recently I was asked to build a template for a Revit 2013 Template. Not too hard usually with AutoCAD but I have found a problem with making a complex line styles with line styles. We are dealing with water, gray, black, hot, cold, gas etc.

    I have read as many of the posts in this forum and found quite a few of the similar lines, but I cannot get centre, phantom, long dash, triple dash etc.

    Does anyone have a solution for this?? i have an image of what I am try to make,
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    I always just use the linestyle and array text along it neatly. This and filled region (hatching) creation is not as easy as it should be imho.
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      You could uss repeating details for straight lines...
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        If you must use lettering in your line types, then just create the basic dashes as line styles and use tags to show the letter codes.
        I would suggest you use line thickness or halftone to show Existing installations.
        Or.. just produce your drawings in colour. They're mostly delivered electronically as PDF nowadays anyway.
        Or.. if you have systems with the same linetypes just make more separate floor plans with only the relevant system highlighted and the others greyed out. Making more sets of drawings (Just a different view template) is much faster than tagging everything.

        If you resist the urge to 'make it work like it was in autocad' and go with a method that is easier in Revit, so long as it is clearly communicated with Legends etc, you can save yourself a lot of trouble.

        If you really need unique linetypes, (to print everything on one drawing in black and white?) and dont want to go round tagging everything, a solution I used on one project was to make linetypes with letter codes in morse code Only dashes and dots required and you get used to reading it suprisingly quickly!
        Last edited by josephpeel; March 16, 2017, 03:31 PM.
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          thanks for the help folks, this will help


            I had to make a set conform to NFPA 170-6.3.3 recently and ended up creating a line-based component that worked reasonably well. This was only for the life safety plan so it was very limited in scope. I wouldn't recommend that method for much else however, instead I would look into different line patterns & colors as others have suggested since they can be applied with filters and through systems.
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