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    Hiding/Showing/Isolating once and for all

    Hi all,
    So I've been searching allover for this. I'm fairly competent in Revit now, and I come from a Rhino/GH background intially. I love Rhino for its ease of use when modeling and as much as I've grown to love Revit for other things, there are a few thing that I can't understand why are missing; maybe I just don't know how to use them.
    1 - SELECT ALL OF MULTIPLE ELEMENTS.
    You select a wall, and a door. You want all the walls and all the doors. Select All of Type doesn't work because you've got multiple types selected, as if it's a crime. Any way around it? Autocad did just fine with the "select similar", why can't Revit?
    2 - ADDING TO TEMP ISOLATE MODE
    So you want to isolate those element in point 1. You select the walls, and hit IE - isolate elements. Then you want to add to your isolated group of objects, the doors. From my understanding, there is no way to do that for the TemporaryView Thing. You can hit Reveal Elements, but that only applies to "hide in view" object, so you're out of luck.
    3 - "ISOLATE IN VIEW" / UNHIDE ALL "HIDDEN IN VIEW" OBJECTS
    So you decide to hide some objects with "hide in view", and you want to do the equivalent of "Reset Temporary Hide..". From what I see, the only way is to click "Reveal" and click them one by one, or make a giant selection box and hope for the best. Also, is there a "hide-in-view"-strength ISOLATE-in-view? Like a "non-temporary", "i-can-add-more-objects-to-it" kind of isolate objects?

    In Rhino, to make this comparison, you have HIDE and LOCK. Also, the correspondent of "LOCK" in Revit seems to be PIN, but it doesn't come near the functionality of that. You can Pin/Unpin multiple using the keyboard shortcuts, but you can't inverse the pinned with the unpinned, unpin all or stuff like that. The whole functinoality regarding hide and pin feels to me somewhat rushed and incomplete, like a full spectrum of "logical/boolean" operators of that to do with the hide/lock state of the objects is not offered.


    For instance, I'd love to be able to:
    - swap between hidden and non-hidden elements, and move objects from one state to another. This would be UNBELIEVABLY USEFUL.
    - same with locking/pinning.


    Any thoughts or possible workarounds that you've found?
    Greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!

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    Originally posted by Evilnescu View Post
    1 - SELECT ALL OF MULTIPLE ELEMENTS.
    2 - ADDING TO TEMP ISOLATE MODE
    3 - "ISOLATE IN VIEW" / UNHIDE ALL "HIDDEN IN VIEW" OBJECTS
    1. Window your area and then use the filter to select only the walls and doors, or whatever it is you are looking to select.
    2. For this I set up different view templates with filters and other visibility controls to use as temporary view settings. So is I know I'm going to want to add things to it I might create a view template called "Temporary Isolate" then when instead of using hide and isolate I will temporarily apply a view template.

    3. I don't use hide in view all that often and I steer my staff away from it as much as possible. It creates confusion and makes it difficult to find things that are hidden. Instead I will use filters and view settings to hide elements in my views, it is much easier to then hide and unhide multiple elements faster.
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      Selection Sets can also be pretty useful for that:
      Revit Tip - The Save Selection Tool | TheRevitKid.com! - Tutorials, Tips, Products, and Information on all things Revit / BIM
      Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


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