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Thread: Nothing Special, just some 2012 "Detailing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ikinks View Post
    Well, exhale deeply, count to an infinite number, and show them some examples. Especially those from revit-detail.blogspot.com seem to have a postive effect. It just takes time.
    And if that doesn't work: slap them with your keyboard??

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    Years ago, the first time I put 3D cutaway sections in a project, I remember I had to put them side-by-side with 2D 'proper' sections to make the old-skool 2D-focused boss happy, and put on the 3D cutaways that they 'were for reference only'...

    ...only to find once the project was under construction that the contractors were always pointing at the 3D cutaways during meetings, when making RFI's, etc, and not even looking at the 2D sections anymore.

    Contractors love this stuff! Anything that makes anyone's job easier is appreciated and a good idea.

    But heck, we do whole projects now without drawings at all, so you probably shouldn't listen to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdradvies View Post
    And if that doesn't work: slap them with your keyboard??
    I might throw a mouse or two. Keyboards don't last that long.

    @Jeffrey: no drawings would be an utopia for me, I can place ourselves in the same stage you mention in the first line. But how is it done? You take your laptop or smartphone with you when on site, or does the contractor have full access to the model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffreyMcGrew View Post
    Years ago, the first time I put 3D cutaway sections in a project, I remember I had to put them side-by-side with 2D 'proper' sections to make the old-skool 2D-focused boss happy, and put on the 3D cutaways that they 'were for reference only'...

    ...only to find once the project was under construction that the contractors were always pointing at the 3D cutaways during meetings, when making RFI's, etc, and not even looking at the 2D sections anymore.
    I have done the same, seeing other consultants drawings over the years with annotated 3D views and clients/contractors saying "wow, this Revit thing is fantastic.." meanwhile I am looking at it thinking how much time is being wasted adding dumb text to a 3D view, with all the data sitting there with no way to annotate it

    Thanks to the AUGI wishlist on that one

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    Quote Originally Posted by revittotd View Post
    [*]Lock section

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    Are you talking about pinning the section, or am I missing something?

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    I really like this...the whole 3d detail thing. I've walked thru it and think it will be very helpful. The only issue I am having is I cannot find a way to reference a detail for it. If I want to use a 3d detail and then place it on a sheet, how does one reference it? Am I missing something?

    Edit to add...I remember now that 3d views are not able to be referenced...is that correct?
    Last edited by renogreen; July 29th, 2011 at 04:08 PM.

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    Yup, you are correct. See the above discussion for possible solutions/wishes

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    Are you talking about pinning the section, or am I missing something?
    Sorry, I meant lock the 3D View. New feature in 2012.

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    I got everything except that part. How do you lock the section?? I must be overlooking something obvious.

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    Sorry to leave you hanging Dan. I'm hoping you found your answer before this but I also wanted to make sure that anyone else that found this thread looking for an answer wasn't left hanging. In the view options bar of your 3D view (that's the bar beneath the canvas in the same window as the view, with the view detail, shadows, sunglasses, etc.) there is a little house with a padlock on top of it. Click that to lock (padlock will show as locked) and annotate to your heart's content! Here's another example


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