When we have an architectural link, we are at the mercy of the underlay in terms of what is showing up. I'm actually lying about that. We have full control over how that link is displayed. By tabbing over an item in an underlay, we can select items in teh link, and either hide them or override the graphics in view. Also in our visibility graphics dialog, we can override any setting we wish.
- [Voiceover] Now that we have an architectural model linked into our model, I want to drill in a little deeper and look at how we control the visibility of the underlaid item. Under Projects, let's go Open. Let's grab our Visibility model, and let's click Open. What I'd like to do is go down to Level 3. Let's change the Discipline instead of Structural, let's go to Coordination and click Apply. We see part of our building, but notice that it's not halftone.
If we go down to Level 2, notice that is halftone. Why is that? Well if we go to Level 3, and if we zoom out, and if we type v+g, this is visibility graphics. We've done this before, but notice that it's Visibility/Graphic Overrides for Structural Plan Level 3. So it pertains specifically to this view. Any changes we make here, any item we turn on or off, is only reflected in the view we're working in.
This is good or bad. We can have as many views as we want that look any way we want, that's the good thing (chuckles), but the bad thing is we can have as many views as we want that look any way they want. So there's a few things to go over here. One thing is the override for Revit Links. So if we go to Revit Links, and for our Display Settings, if we click By Host View. Notice how the architectural model looks. Our Detail level is set for Coarse, and generally, I like to show the architectural detail level at fine, but I like to show the overall detail level as coarse, on a plan view, because I like my beams to show up as one line.
So I'm just gonna go Custom and my Detail level, instead of By host view, I'm just gonna go Fine, click Apply, and this Detail level will turn to Fine, while this detail level will stay as coarse. Of course, if we go to Model Categories, we can do the same thing. Model categories, instead of By host view, we'll go Custom. And now we can turn on certain items that are in it. Click Apply. Our Curtain Panels get turned on. If we draw a Curtain Panel outside of this link, it won't show up.
Let's click OK. Let's click Apply. Let's click OK. Now, a couple things, for example, I'm not sure what this is, if I don't wanna see it, I'm gonna hover over this wall, hit tab, select it, I'm gonna right click, I'm gonna Hide in View, and I'm gonna go Elements. And it's gone. So we can reach into our model and we can hide items and we can control how it looks, I can also select, the item itself, I can right click, Override Graphics in View, By Category, and we can Halftone it here.
If I hit Apply, my Projection Lines, I can give them a Weight of 1, and I can hit Apply. Makes my hair heavier, but I can hit OK. Hit escape a couple of times, and here it is. So we can override those graphics in view. Also, if I go down on Level 2, what I can do also, is overall control the visibility, so if I go to my Manage tab, and if I go to Additional Settings and if I go to Halftone/Underlay, what does it mean to halftone something? Well, we go to Halftone/Underlay, and if we change our Weight here to 1, and if we bump up our Brightness to say like 80, hit OK, it's still gonna be halftone, but it's gonna darken it up.
What we just did there, this controls the entire model. We can come into here, and if I hover over one of these lines and hit tab, select it, right click, Hide in View, I can say category and hide every line in view in that link. So that's how you control visibility in underlaid elements.
Once you're finished with this course, you can feel confident taking the Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional exam.
- Creating and modifying levels
- Importing AutoCAD files
- Linking models
- Modeling columns, walls, floors, beam systems, roofs, stairs, and ramps
- Adding and editing text annotations
- Using dimensions
- Creating schedules and standard sheets
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 11/01/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: collaboration, modeling, and documentation.