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    Fire Rating Plans Questions

    I've read through all the fire rating plan discussions (https://www.revitforum.org/architect...alls-plan.html among others) but am stumped on 2 things, probably because I'm just thinking too hard about it...

    A lot of our LS plans end up being plotted at 1/16", 3/32" or smaller. At those scales the fill patterns in the walls become difficult to read (so people say, I've offered to buy them a magnifying glass...) and in typical fashion I'm losing the inter-office argument about it. So - when the LS plans end up at a small scale like that how have people been handling it?

    Also - when creating a fill pattern for this purpose I know they are a bunch of lines spaced closely together but I'm having issues getting everything to play nicely. What is the general spacing of lines to create a 'solid'? And are the patterns best made at 1:1 scale or something else?

    Thanks!
    :beer:
    Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


    chad
    BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

    #2
    If people honestly feel that the plans are too hard to read at smaller scales, then your choice is easy:

    1. Make the plans larger, or:
    2. Do the Fire Rated walls some other way other than Filters on the walls.

    Mine are attached. I use lines spaced at .002 to make the *solid* portions.
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    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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      #3
      Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
      If people honestly feel that the plans are too hard to read at smaller scales, then your choice is easy:

      1. Make the plans larger, or:
      2. Do the Fire Rated walls some other way other than Filters on the walls.

      Mine are attached. I use lines spaced at .002 to make the *solid* portions.
      Thanks! :beer:
      Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


      chad
      BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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        #4
        I change in the filter, not only the cut pattern, but also the cut lines
        "-Bueno, pues ahora que los dos nos hemos visto el uno al otro -repuso el
        unicornio-si tu crees en mi, yo creeré en tí, ¿trato hecho?"
        Lewis Carroll

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          #5
          I created this file 7 years ago because I got tired of repeating myself... pretty sure there is still only 4 ways to do fire ratings. Pick your poison
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          Chris Heinaranta | Architectural Technologist

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            #6
            We've been using the "fire tape" method with the drafting patterns of closely-spaced lines for many years now. It gets the point across and to date we have not had any issues with anyone understanding what it means. It still gets built properly.

            Typically I do a "rated" block or stud material with the proper hatch pattern, which will make the wall's core layer show up with the fire tape on regular plans set to Medium detail level. Then on Life Safety plans where the plan is smaller scale and set to Coarse, I use the wall's Coarse Scale Fill Pattern type property set to the appropriate fire rating drafting pattern.

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              #7
              I appreciate all of the ideas, we use
              cheinaranta method #2, patterns in the wall type this works well in most cases now that they allow multiple patterns. The issue we have is we Don't have enough patterns to graphically represent smoke partition, smoke barrier, 30m &1hr partitions, fire barriers, and fire walls. I have recently added to a request to Revit Ideas page to get this addressed. Please add comment and vote if you like the idea


              https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit.../idi-p/6819733

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