Monday, October 18, 2010

Filtering Lines

If you spend a lot of time working with lines in Revit, like converting AutoCAD details to Revit format, this little trick may come in handy.  Have you noticed that when you select multiple lines of various line styles, the filter tool isn't available?

However, if you add a piece of text, and then select all of the lines and the text, the filter tool will appear.

You can then see what line styles are present in your selection and filter the one(s) you want.

Of course, you could also select a line and use the Temporary Hide/Isolate tool, but this method allows you to quickly see what line styles are present while keeping the remaining lines visible.

Friday, October 1, 2010


No, this isn't a post about a carpet store in Kansas City.  It's an invitation to all Revit users in the Kansas City area to attend the new K.C. Revit User Group.  KCRUG meets once a month at various locations in the metro K.C. area.  Architects, engineers, designers, CAD Techs, contractors and anyone else interesting in learning about Revit and BIM in general are welcome.  Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.  Dinner and drinks are provided by the group sponsors (Mid-West CAD and Applied Technology Group).  For more information, check out the official KCRUG website.