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    I thought it might be nice to have a list of view filters ideas / good filters to have, especially for those of us that are still at the lower end of the learning curve. I see a lot of reference to 'just create a filter' but I don't always remember when I need one.

    I started a Google Docs Spreadsheet rather than try to maintain a list - anyone with the link can edit.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FdtRHBDNXNjeUE
    Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


    chad
    BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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    I have twenty or so that are prepopulated in every view in our template, and every default view template thats used when a view is created. I dont remember all of themm but:

    Walls-Interior
    Walls-Exterior
    Walls-Int Finishes
    Walls-Ext Finishes
    Walls-1HR
    Walls-2HR
    Walls-3HR
    Grids-Major
    Grids-Minor
    Views-Section-Site
    Views-Section-Building
    Views-Section-Wall
    Views-Section-Demolition
    Views-Section-Millwork
    Views-Elevation-Building
    Views-Elevation-Room
    Views-Elevation-Millwork
    Views-Elevation-Demolition
    Doors-Frames
    Doors-Panels
    SE-Wall Protection
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      #3
      Good idea for a thread.
      I have added Aarons to the google doc and a couple of mine as well. I willl get back and add some more when time permits.
      Andrew Harp
      BIM Manager GHD
      If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you.
      If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.

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        #4
        added some too (with short explanation in second column). Will be back with more when I have the chance
        Martijn de Riet
        Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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          #5
          I'm about to implement a template I created for MEP. I'll let you know when I develop all those filters!

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            #6
            Could anyone provide a brief description of when and how you use filters? I have started to create view templates in the office and have seen view filters, but do not have a conceptual understanding of them. Thanks,

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              #7
              View filters work the same way as your standard VG overrides except you have a much higher degree of control based on the filter options. You can filter by most parameters in a family or category. A very common usage is to delineate between a 1HR fire wall and a regular wall. When you create your filter you select the parameter in the filter by selection and assign a value. Then apply your override definitions and the 1HR walls will take them on. The list was started when I was working on templates and had no idea how or where to apply them. Our template has 20 or so built in filters at the moment and I know the more I work the more I'll end up adding.

              See linked:

              2012-06-15_1042 - cellophane's library

              Prior to this I created a duplicate type with a 1HR rating.
              Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


              chad
              BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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                #8
                Chad, you are talking Architecture here, aren't you?
                I know Mechanical likes to use Filters to show their different Systems in colors (Supply Air vs Return Air for example)

                We've got a Project Parameter that is applies as just about every Category called NIC.
                Then we filter on NIC to turn those items (typically Furniture and Equipment) dashed.
                Last edited by DaveP; June 15, 2012, 03:27 PM. Reason: Added to Google Docs spreadsheet
                Dave Plumb
                BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

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                  #9
                  I used architecture because it's what I'm familiar with but the principle applies to anything that can be filtered. I like the NIC filter. I'm adding one!

                  Pash - once you figure them out they become one of the most useful tools you have. There was an AU presentation that went into filters some, let me see if I can find it.

                  edit: AB4564 Autodesk Revit For Presentations: Graphics That “POP” if you have a subscription the AU courses are free.
                  Last edited by cellophane; June 15, 2012, 03:32 PM.
                  Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


                  chad
                  BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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                    #10
                    I can start to see their power. It looks like a view template can reference a filter as well.

                    Thanks for the reference to the presentation chad. It looks worth watching...

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