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that is going to be great!
Depth cueing for elevs based on gradient (dark-light) rather than lineweight..humfSometimes i wonder if the developers understand an architects inner needs & desires
It is a new approach. You have to understand revit object styles to realize why they did it. If they used lineweight it would mess up the object styles.
Depth cueing was going to be something but now only raster output - that is where my excitement was cut short
Forget about depth cueing, the real gem in here is an upgraded text editor. If it works as good as it looks (not that it looks to fancy), this will save hours and hours of time we have all probably spent trying to get a simple bullet/number to look and indent right. They could have said, “Revit 2017 runs slower than previous versions and the only new feature is an upgraded text editor.” and I still would have been excited about this.
I thought the combined parameters was interesting. But I'm wondering if it can be used to display 2 differently named parameters in one column. I often with with libraries which have the same parameters, but were created with a different Shared Parameter and won't schedule together.
Dave - Indeed it CAN...intrigued?
Just logged into subscription and 2017 is available for download. Yeah!!!Combining parameters and the new text editor are great new features that are way over due. We finally have the ability to use calculated values in annotation tags. If this is true, that is huge
Ken - Did you see my post this morning? What's New summary...
No, I hadn't had a chance to see that until just now. Great post as usual. For me and the clients that I support, finally having a real text editor and calculated values in tags is huge. To finally be able to remove all the workarounds I have created over the years for these and not drop my head in shame when I have to say that Revit can't do that is great. Depth Cueing is interesting, I will need to play with it once I get 2017 installed. Only thought that comes to mind is not being able to drop the weights as the building goes further away is a limitation. Would be cool if you could create multiple zones were you could assign the lineweights to drop by 1 number. Do you know if you can only use in rectangles or is the shape free form for those pesky non-rectangular buildings :)
Depth Cueing doesn't involve drawing anything to define depth...its some settings in the Visual Style settings for the view. You define the notion of depth and percentage of lighter you want the background elements to be.
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