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    Creating views

    I thought I was doing this correctly, but maybe not. Let me walk you through what I did.

    I have a view. Floor plan. I copied it, left the discipline as architectural and created my equipment plan. Easy enough.

    I then copied my equipment plan, changed the discipline to Electrical to create an electrical view. This view is grayed out like it is an underlay. Also, even though underlay is set to NONE, I can still change it from reflected ceiling to plan view, and the view changes accordingly like it is an underlay. My other views won't let me do that.
    It seems to be happening only when I choose electrical or mechanical for the discpline. Is this normal behavior?

    If not, what am I doing wrong? Why is this particular view behaving this way?

    If so, how can I change that. Where are the discipline settings, or are they hard coded that way?
    Dan

    #2
    As far as I know setting a view to the electrical or mechanical discipline will automatically halftone all architectural and structural elements. Also as far as I know, and I am happy to be corrected, this setting cannot be changed. You can, however, set the discipline to "coordination" and it will show all elements as they are set to display within the V/G menu.
    Sarah Foulkes

    Not a Revit Robot

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      #3
      DOMO! (sorry, couldn't resist)

      Well that sucks. lol

      I would use coordination, but then my project browser gets messed up. I like to keep it organized by discipline since I do it all: architectural, structural, MEP, details, site design, etc. etc.
      Dan

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        #4
        I love my Domo.

        Yeah I know it is bogus. I fought the Discipline parameter and the Discipline parameter won. My personal solution was to create a sub-discipline parameter within the "views" category and use that to organize my browser. Every view remain Architectural, and then I subdivide manually from there. I like it because I can create my own categories and still have control of all my visibility settings. It does create one extra drop down level in my Project Browser, but I don't really notice it while I am working.
        Sarah Foulkes

        Not a Revit Robot

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          #5
          Hmm, that's interesting. I'll have to look into that. For now, I just turned off my underlays. I like them all the be the same when plotting anyway.

          Did you add a snake to Domo? I didn't notice it there before.
          Dan

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            #6
            I hope it works for you. There are few things that still frustrate me about Revit, and this is a big one.

            And no, the snake was always there. It's one of the reasons that I think that picture is so funny. Why is he running with a snake in his hand? I mean Domo Kun does what it wants, but still.
            Sarah Foulkes

            Not a Revit Robot

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              #7
              Originally posted by safoulkes View Post
              I hope it works for you. There are few things that still frustrate me about Revit, and this is a big one.

              And no, the snake was always there. It's one of the reasons that I think that picture is so funny. Why is he running with a snake in his hand? I mean Domo Kun does what it wants, but still.
              Can someone share what this DOMO-guy exactly is? Been wondering for quite some time now.

              As for the thread: dzatto, I would recommend you to use one or more new SP to organize your project browser. This works very well and gives you way more flexibility. Besides that: it does'nt effect the visual overrides so you can set them as needed (I hate it when something tells me how I want to see my views, so I don't use them)
              Martijn de Riet
              Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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              Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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                #8
                The only problem I found with the shared parameter was the extra click to expand or collapse the views, but after a while you get used to it and don't even notice anymore.
                Juan Carlos Moreno
                Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
                Sisley Cosmetics

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
                  Can someone share what this DOMO-guy exactly is? Been wondering for quite some time now.

                  As for the thread: dzatto, I would recommend you to use one or more new SP to organize your project browser. This works very well and gives you way more flexibility. Besides that: it does'nt effect the visual overrides so you can set them as needed (I hate it when something tells me how I want to see my views, so I don't use them)
                  First and foremost.........DOMO!

                  Second, can you expand on how you added the SP, and how you have you browser set up? I always thought I was stuck with the OOTB one.

                  So after rereading Sarah's post (which is what Martijn was saying also, I think) I add a SP for each discipline? Mech, Elec, Plum, whatever. Then leave all my views as Architectural. Where do I chose what my view is? Does it come up in the properties window like discipline does?? I'm confused. lol
                  Last edited by dzatto; January 14, 2011, 02:40 PM.
                  Dan

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                    #10
                    Refer to this thread for more info

                    The post by Alfredo Medina had a good overview of what needed to be done. If you need a step by step guide please let me know and I can create one for you
                    Juan Carlos Moreno
                    Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
                    Sisley Cosmetics

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