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.


  1. Try using the filter button on the status bar. This not only give you the count but it is actually a button that launches the filter dialog. No need for the extra element.

  2. Good call Viking. I guess I always look at the ribbon for the filter tool and forget about the one in the status bar. You'd think both filter tools would function in the same manner. Thanks for the tip!

  3. You could also set a keyboard shortcut for Filter and use that.