Thursday, March 06, 2008

Converting Lines - Model to Detail or Vice Versa

Finally remembered to add this tip/post at AUGI from January 14, 2008, a method for changing model lines to detail lines and vice versa.

Model Lines to Detail Lines (use sketch based detail element)
- Select Model Lines and Cut to Clipboard (CTRL + X)
- Start a new Filled Region and paste the lines in anywhere
- Select the lines and cut to clipboard again
- Cancel making the Filled Region
- Paste into view - they are now Detail Lines

Detail Lines to Model Lines (use a sketch based model element)
- Select Detail Lines and Cut to Clipboard (CTRL + X)
- Start a new Floor and paste the lines in anywhere
- Select the lines and cut to clipboard again
- Cancel making the floor
- Paste into view - they are now Model Lines

I'd been using the Roof by Footprint do this for awhile but the floor is "quicker" since you don't have to choose the roof method first 8-). Technically you could just edit an existing floor or filled region and paste and cut and quit sketch to accomplish the same thing.

6 comments:

alberto said...

Hi Steve. Thanks for the tips. I started a Revit Web page in Spanish. I've already put a link to your blog, and I would also like to know if you agree if I translate your tips into Spanish (citing the author, of course).
Sorry to use comments to communicate with you, but I could not find an email to write to you.
My page is called acercas

Steve said...

Sure, I hope they help!

BhavesH Vaghela said...

it's great
very useful
again great work

BhavesH Vaghela said...

it's great
very useful us
great work

Anonymous said...

Cool work-around, thanks.

Ian Kidston said...

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the great tip, just saved me a couple of hours work!!??