Monday, November 5, 2012

Displaying only Detail Items


I was recently working on a project where we had the task of transferring "live" details over from an older project and it occurred to me that once upon a time I used to go into the Visibility/Graphic overrides and I would uncheck all of the model items in the list in order to make it easier to see what detail items I wanted to copy over, when I was done I'd have to go back and recheck everything (and hopefully I'd remember if there were any categories I shouldn't) That works "fairly" well but there's a quicker way to do this if you're ever in this predicament... 



From inside the view's properties, you can select the "Display Model" option under the views Graphic options and just turn everything that's a model element off by choosing "Do Not Display". 


Now you can clearly see all of the drafted in detail items. Of course you'll still want to filter your selection to not copy over grids and levels etc, but it saves a little bit of confusion figuring out what's what.



How are you using the "Display Model" option or transfering over detail elements from one live detail to another? Leave a comment and let us know.

2 comments:

Luke Johnson said...

I posted a quick method on how to do this at:
What Revit Wants: You can use the Insert 2D Elements to bring in Annotation ...

James Herndon said...

That's awesome Luke, thanks for sharing that method, timely too, I don't know how I missed your post last week!