Monday, January 11, 2016

View Range Dialog

I hinted at this change when Revit Sunrise became available at the end of last summer. In 2016 R2, when you open the View Range dialog box and click the Show button this version will appear.

It's intended to provide more information about what the settings within View Range mean.

Fwiw, I still think this version would be better for View Range and Ceiling Plans.


William Sutherland said...

Thanks for pointing out the Show button on View dialogs - I'd not noticed that :)

Unknown said...

View Upth! That is quality!

Steve said...

View Upth is my term, I Photoshopped the dialog to make it different for ceiling plans. You won't find a View Range dialog like it in Revit.

Yiğitcan Karanfil said...

View Upth sounds rather funny but it also describes it much better than Autodesk did.

Anonymous said...

Granted, this new diagram better describes what the various planes and ranges ARE... But still fails to convey their intended PURPOSE or EFFECT.

In a floor plan view cut at 2, I've never noticed any effect to changing 1. It would be nice for things between 1 and 2 to automatically dash in as "Above" linetype, but I've never seen that happen... What is *supposed* to happen for that portion of the range? Applies to ceiling plan adjusting 3 and range between 2 & 3 as well.

Same general question for 4 & 6, although this does seem to have slightly more noticeable effect as a rudimentary depth cueing: between 2 & 3, things are full lineweight, but between 3 & 4 they seem to be reduced somewhat.

Steve said...

Anonymous - If you're looking for more info perhaps this blog post will help?

Elements between Cut and Top appear using Projection, if they appear. In order for something above the cut plane to show up in the plan view it must cross (be cut) by the cut plane too though. That's the purpose of the invisible line trick. To show a family that is entirely above the cut plane but between the Cut and Top. The Casework category doesn't require the trick, upper cabinets for example.

Revit started out displaying things that were above automatically with a different line pattern and weight. That aspect was shouted down by the people previewing the software and removed very early on. Customers then got what they asked for. Ironic that it keeps coming up as something people want now.

Elements below Bottom within the region referred to as View Depth use the line style Beyond. Structural framing that is in that region don't use the subcategories line weight assigned to them, they use Beyond. That's why a framing plan's view range needs to shift the primary range deeper to include the framing below the level, according to the Object Styles settings for the category and subcategory.

In any given plan view there are potentially 3 line weights in use: cut, projection or beyond.