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    Revit's Default Object Styles

    I'm in the process of making spreadsheets in open office that are the default object styles in RST 2013. I'm not sure if they're the same in Architecture but if they are have at it.

    I'm doing this as an editable spreadsheet for those who want to keep a physical record of the object styles and line weights they use around the office and who don't have the ability to export it directly from Revit.

    I'm including both the PDF's and the xls files, and I'll upload them as I finish them.

    EDIT: That's all of the defaults. If anyone knows how to make PDFs editable in an easy way, let me know and I'll update the PDF versions.

    PDF Versions are in a later post.
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    Last edited by Alexander_J_Hicks; June 15th, 2012 at 02:27 PM. Reason: Noticed I missed Fire Alarm Systems in the annotations and added a Disciplines column to it as well.

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    I opened the .pdf purely out of curiosity (I've done ours) and have only one thing to say.

    You may well wish to revise your pen choices. Pen 1, by default, is assigned for pattern fill lineweights, and Pen 2, by default, is assigned to pattern fill lineweight of (something else I can't remember). To articulate your lineweights separate to those - your lowest/thinnest lineweight (typically thinner than hatch patterns) will then therefore be Pen 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyweston View Post
    I opened the .pdf purely out of curiosity (I've done ours) and have only one thing to say.

    You may well wish to revise your pen choices. Pen 1, by default, is assigned for pattern fill lineweights, and Pen 2, by default, is assigned to pattern fill lineweight of (something else I can't remember). To articulate your lineweights separate to those - your lowest/thinnest lineweight (typically thinner than hatch patterns) will then therefore be Pen 3.
    Those are defaults in the program. I have mine set for my office. Filename: Structural_Default_ModelObjects.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander_J_Hicks View Post
    I'm doing this as an editable spreadsheet for those who want to keep a physical record of the object styles and line weights they use around the office and who don't have the ability to export it directly from Revit.
    Did you export everything? If so how?

    I would love a record like that for building a new template but don't have the time to go through each setting and re-type it all.

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    I didn't export it. I have my object styles open on one moniter and OpenOffice on the other. Time consuming. But, if you use this one you don't have to type EVERYTHING. Just the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander_J_Hicks View Post
    Those are defaults in the program. I have mine set for my office.
    I think you misunderstand what I'm getting at - pattern lineweight assignment is hardwired - there's no adjusting them.

    To er on the side of caution I will caveat my post(s) here with the fact that I've not fiddled with lineweights in my template for about a year now, so things could have changed and/or I could be talking out of my aris; but you're effectively using the same pen for patterns as you are for all your categories assigned to Pen 1

    You may want to read THIS and possibly THIS for further expansion on the topic....

    And, I am, of course, only trying to help, and thank you for sharing your content with everyone.

    One thing you may also wish to consider; to expand on your matrix, is the definition of the line styles themselves, within the same table. Unless you maintain a second matrix for all your dot/space/dash lengths?

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyweston View Post
    I think you misunderstand what I'm getting at - pattern lineweight assignment is hardwired - there's no adjusting them.

    To er on the side of caution I will caveat my post(s) here with the fact that I've not fiddled with lineweights in my template for about a year now, so things could have changed and/or I could be talking out of my aris; but you're effectively using the same pen for patterns as you are for all your categories assigned to Pen 1

    You may want to read THIS and possibly THIS for further expansion on the topic....

    And, I am, of course, only trying to help, and thank you for sharing your content with everyone.

    One thing you may also wish to consider; to expand on your matrix, is the definition of the line styles themselves, within the same table. Unless you maintain a second matrix for all your dot/space/dash lengths?
    EDIT: I think my initial post came across rude. I'm sorry :/

    I have mine set up like that, these are just the OOTB object styles.

    And, no problem. I figure if I'm going to be on this forum I may as well contribute.
    Last edited by Alexander_J_Hicks; June 14th, 2012 at 06:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyweston View Post
    And, I am, of course, only trying to help, and thank you for sharing your content with everyone.
    I second what snowy said.

    Thanks for the files!
    Last edited by cellophane; June 14th, 2012 at 07:41 PM. Reason: grrr filters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander_J_Hicks View Post
    EDIT: I think my initial post came across rude. I'm sorry :/
    Trust me mate, despite having a particularly fine complexion for a 30 year old, 20-a-day smoker, my skin is thicker than most. You're going to have to go well out of your way to upset me.

    EDIT Chad spelling my name wrong, however....
    Last edited by snowyweston; June 14th, 2012 at 07:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyweston View Post
    EDIT Chad spelling my name wrong, however....
    I r smrt.

    it edited out the fruit based sailor reference i tried to use

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