VIEW SETTINGS IN FAMILIES

  • I recommend that you avoid controlling visibility of elements through detail levels such as Coarse, Medium or Fine, where possible, ESPECIALLY in 3D views. It becomes time consuming and frustrating to edit geometry when it appears inconsistently through views. Most of the time I find controlling the geometry in this way is not usually necessary. I have seen this done for louvre families to avoid dense line work in small scale 3d views, however, creating a louvre subcategory would be my preference to enable me to switch it off through Visibility Graphics, giving me more flexibility and graphical override options.
  • Avoid using wire frame as a view setting when creating families because it can become a nightmare when it comes to editing.

© Copyright Reserved by Michelle Louw (Excerpt from My speaker notes at National Revit Technology Conference 2008.)

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