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    Is there a way of hiding masking regions in any of the shaded view styles? Much of my 2d entourage furniture has masking regions in them, including my expandable 2d wardrobes which uses masking regions for size flexibility. I know I can over ride the element but the masking regions on my wardrobes are particularly bothersome because they extend out beyond the entourage element. Is there a work around?
    cheers

    #2
    Maybe visibility control inside the family.... A yes/no instance param?
    Revit Architecture - 3ds MAX Design - Octane Render - and many working hours...

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      #3
      JTB is correct. Give each one of your filled regions a visibility parameter.
      If you don't already know how-

      Select your detail family and go to family editor.

      Select a filled region and in the properties box click on the little button next to "visible" (image 1)

      In "Aassociate Family Parameter" click Add Parameter, add desired ref. name and if you want instance parameter select that as well.

      Repeat process for all regions you want to add visibility switch to.

      Load component into project

      Select component and in the properties box (select Edit type if not instance parameter) you will have a set
      of switched which will turn on and off the desired region. (image 2)
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      Mark Balsom

      If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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        #4
        Thanks guys. But if I turn mask off line work underneath is revealed. I guess I can't have it both ways.
        Mask hides whats underneath, but its whats underneath (minus the component) that I was to see.
        I guess I still have to get my guys to colour presentation plans up in Illustrator.
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          #5
          Originally posted by redmonki View Post
          Thanks guys. But if I turn mask off line work underneath is revealed. I guess I can't have it both ways.
          Mask hides whats underneath, but its whats underneath (minus the component) that I was to see.
          I guess I still have to get my guys to colour presentation plans up in Illustrator.
          Just threw this together very quickly and seems to work OK. It is a line based family. Maybe have a look and edit it to suit yourself. Just load it and draw to required length. Got to be better than what you are doing now.

          Maybe some has a better one ?
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          Last edited by mark b; March 4, 2011, 10:50 PM.
          Mark Balsom

          If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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            #6
            Nice, thanks for sharing...
            Revit Architecture - 3ds MAX Design - Octane Render - and many working hours...

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              #7
              Originally posted by redmonki View Post
              Thanks guys. But if I turn mask off line work underneath is revealed. I guess I can't have it both ways.
              Mask hides whats underneath, but its whats underneath (minus the component) that I was to see.
              I guess I still have to get my guys to colour presentation plans up in Illustrator.
              Sounds to me like you just need the component to flex correctly so the masking region isnt even there...
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                #8
                Thanks again Mark B! That's really helpful!!
                Just get rid of the masking region, of course.

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                  #9
                  Does the "Draw in Foreground" parameter of the masking region help at all?

                  Can you share the family so we can have a play?
                  http://krispcad.blogspot.com/

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                    #10
                    This component I made some time ago when I was less able with revit. It is too complicated for its own good ( I had 3 different sizes), but was the best I could do at the time. It is made up of a combination of detail lines and model lines depending on what is to be seen.
                    Mark B's quick and efficient robe is what I was really looking for. As it doesn't disrupt the presentation plans and can flex to different lengths.
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