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    View Range / Clip for Pipework only and not plumbing items

    Hi everyone,

    I am trying to set the visibility in my views.

    What I want to achieve is to show drainage and chilled water pipework at high level with the low level drainage not in the view (i.e. connecting to plumbing items).

    When I adjust the view range the low level pipework is turned off (which is what I want to achieve) - however the plumbing items are also invisible (which is not what I want to achieve).

    So essentially its a process for making all drainage pipework below (say 2000mm to be invisible) with all other items below this height to be visible.

    I'd really appreciate any advice please.

    Many thanks

    #2
    A Filter that has the Offset applied may be able to work, with minimal manual hiding of some elements. Or you can simply manually hide the elements, which is easy in a section view.
    Tannar Z. Frampton ™
    Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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      #3
      If the plumbing items are part of a linked model...Go to Revit Links in the view's visibility graphics > Display Settings > choose either "By linked view" or "Custom" > Select a linked view > set the linked model's view range to <By linked view> instead of <By host>. That will separate the host models view range from what is shown from the linked model.
      Last edited by kubsix; June 6, 2017, 12:13 PM.
      John Karben | IMEG Corp.

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        #4
        Originally posted by kubsix View Post
        If the plumbing items are part of a linked model...Go to Revit Links in the view's visibility graphics > Display Settings > choose either "By linked view" or "Custom" > Select a linked view > set the linked model's view range to <By linked view> instead of <By host>. That will separate the host models view range from what is shown from the linked model.
        Do this.

        The suggestion to manually hide elements is extremely frowned upon IMO because you will be chasing the new model elements around through the life of the project.
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          #5
          Originally posted by tzframpton View Post
          A Filter that has the Offset applied may be able to work
          Unfortunately, Offset is one of the parameters that are not available for filters....
          Level is also not available for pipes, or you could associate them all with the level below.....

          Why? Who knows, just another annoying Revit inconsistency.


          To solve the problem you could try adding reference lines to the families that extend above the visible 3D object, then they will intersect the cut plane and be visible.

          Or you could use Dynamo to write the Offset values of all the pipes into an 'Actually Useful Offset' parameter, that you can filter with no restrictions. But then you would need to run this regularly to update the offset values after changes.
          "One must imagine Sisyphus happy." Albert Camus - "The innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may ​do well under the new." Nicolo Machiavelli -"Things that are too complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple." Mikhail Kalashnikov

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            #6
            Originally posted by josephpeel View Post
            Unfortunately, Offset is one of the parameters that are not available for filters....
            Level is also not available for pipes, or you could associate them all with the level below.....

            Why? Who knows, just another annoying Revit inconsistency.


            To solve the problem you could try adding reference lines to the families that extend above the visible 3D object, then they will intersect the cut plane and be visible.

            Or you could use Dynamo to write the Offset values of all the pipes into an 'Actually Useful Offset' parameter, that you can filter with no restrictions. But then you would need to run this regularly to update the offset values after changes.
            Sorry, I meant Invert Elevation, not Offset - you are correct that Offset cannot be used.

            -TZ
            Tannar Z. Frampton ™
            Frampton & Associates, Inc.

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              #7
              Ah, good idea, i didnt try that before.
              "One must imagine Sisyphus happy." Albert Camus - "The innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may ​do well under the new." Nicolo Machiavelli -"Things that are too complex are not useful, Things that are useful are simple." Mikhail Kalashnikov

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