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    hello
    is there any way to erase all the lines in a view?
    chen i select a line i can't select all instances in a view (or in the project)
    the lines are useful for working but i'd like to know how to erase them beore making my sheets.
    Phil
    Freelance WWTP/HVAC Designer
    Revit 2019

    #2
    Originally posted by philsogood View Post
    hello
    is there any way to erase all the lines in a view?
    chen i select a line i can't select all instances in a view (or in the project)
    the lines are useful for working but i'd like to know how to erase them beore making my sheets.
    Phil
    Select everything in the view, then click on "filter" in the ribbon, select "check none", then just select the lines by clicking the check box beside them. Then "ok", then delete.
    Not in front of Revit at the moment, so might not be the exact steps.

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      #3
      So eazy... i don't use enough the filter!!
      Thank you!!
      Freelance WWTP/HVAC Designer
      Revit 2019

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        #4
        Originally posted by philsogood View Post
        hello
        is there any way to erase all the lines in a view?
        chen i select a line i can't select all instances in a view (or in the project)
        the lines are useful for working but i'd like to know how to erase them beore making my sheets.
        Phil
        The built in Revit filter works fine but the problem that I have with it is, if I make a window selection and the filtered return contains 22 categories, in the Revit filter all of those categories are selected, so I have to uncheck 21 boxes to get to the one that I want. The OOTB filter also only filters categories. Solution? Get the free Detail Filter from GSA, Inc from the Adesk App Store. It filters categories, family types, family names, and parts. And, the dialog results have nothing selected so if I have 22 line items and want only one of them, I check the box, hit OK, and delete. Done
        I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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          #5
          You can also make a schedule that shows the objects you want (Much more control over filtering and categories etc..) and then select them in the schedule and do Highlight In Model.
          This selects only those items in the first suitable view it finds (So open a 3D coordination view first or it will take ages to search for one).

          Also....dont use lines. A line is not a thing, it doesnt contain information, so its pretty useless.
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            #6
            Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
            I have to uncheck 21 boxes to get to the one that I want.
            Or you could use the "Check None" button.
            Dave Plumb
            BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

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              #7
              Originally posted by DaveP View Post
              Or you could use the "Check None" button.
              I do this all the time - "check none" then check the one or two I want.
              Julie Kidder
              Architect + BIM Director
              Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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                #8
                Originally posted by DaveP View Post
                Or you could use the "Check None" button.
                two clicks instead of one! Seriously, have you tried Detail Filter? It blows the OOTB Revit filter way far away...and, did I say it's Free? I haven't used the standard filter tool in so long that I had to go use it this morning to see all of the things that it doesn't do...

                Edit: I noticed this morning in the app store that Detail Filter is going to not be free in the future for R2017 and newer. It will be priced at $29.95USD
                Last edited by Dave Jones; May 2, 2017, 04:15 PM.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by josephpeel View Post
                  Also....dont use lines. A line is not a thing, it doesnt contain information, so its pretty useless.
                  funny! I've seen that pic 3 times this week?? I'm curious, is the dislike of lines an MEP thing? To me, while lines are not intelligent, for me on the Architectural/Construction side lines have the purpose of visually cluing one about what is happening which to me gives them value and maybe even some sort of intelligence. A door swing "line" comes to mind. How would one know what side of a door was hinging and locking without those lines?
                  I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                    #10
                    I've gotten in the habit of not using plugins for a couple reasons: They change in cost, if I rely on them I have to wait for them to update, and it would make it harder to troubleshoot for users not using the plugin. The only one we use is Revolution Design Keynote manager.

                    Oh - and on the lines I see a difference between those in a family, like a door swing, and those in the project. In the project I'll use lines to indicate overhead structures, and temporarily for alignment, but any other line like item (such as a control joint) is done with a detail component that can carry information.
                    Last edited by jmk; May 2, 2017, 04:37 PM.
                    Julie Kidder
                    Architect + BIM Director
                    Hartman + Majewski Design Group

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