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Re: Duct System Blending
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2017, 04:50:15 pm »
And, what kind of insult is "less than a grain of salt" anyways!?

Think about it. If someone that you respected said to you that you are less than a grain of salt, how would you feel? I'd feel pretty insignificant.
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Re: Duct System Blending
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2017, 05:41:40 pm »
system .graphic overrides can be overridden with filters..

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Re: Duct System Blending
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2017, 05:44:11 pm »
I like me those filters.
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Re: Duct System Blending
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2017, 07:27:13 am »
I came across this nice little graphic yesterday showing the element visibility override hierarchy.

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Re: Duct System Blending
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2017, 09:01:20 am »
system .graphic overrides can be overridden with filters..
Wait a minute! ...I could have sworn that system's graphic overrides had more preference then view filters. I'm off to run a quick test (should be easy enough to test). I guess you can. But the question of "why" still remains.
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Re: Duct System Blending
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2017, 10:40:52 am »
system .graphic overrides can be overridden with filters..
Wait a minute! ...I could have sworn that system's graphic overrides had more preference then view filters. I'm off to run a quick test (should be easy enough to test). I guess you can. But the question of "why" still remains.
I do not use graphic overrides.. but many people do.. and it messes my models up so i have .filters to override it so it's all black lines when i use their files as links, etc.. this helps flow for me

plumbing single line makes a lot of sence for filters.. because of single line.. so you can see the systems, then apply filters to sheet views to make all black.. only time i see them as useful.

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Re: Duct System Blending
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2017, 04:36:08 pm »
Funny coincidence happened today. Our BIM Coordinator came up to me today and asked me if I was using overrides for my system colors and mentioned plotting. I easily convinced him to go with black lines, for now. Just because, at this point, it needs no additional set-up and resembles their AutoCAD plots as a result of very little leg work on my part. I transferred their lineweights to Revit and, subsequently, object styles not long after I started. The conversation quickly turned to color plots and I think we may start heading in that direction rather than put much time into black lines and or gray scale.

I do have a question for you guys. Do you have a color version of your annotation views as well as the black and white ones for plotting?
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Re: Duct System Blending
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2017, 08:30:22 am »
I turned off Graphic Overrides along time ago. I use a simple tiered system of view templates which I can use to turn colors off/on or to different colors. Having the default be black makes it easier to not screw up and not such a pain for others who link in my model, in my opinion. So, my answer is: I can turn colors off/on in any view I want to.

My setup:
I have a "Working view" with colors and a "Plotting view" with no colors.
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Re: Duct System Blending
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2017, 08:38:16 am »
system .graphic overrides can be overridden with filters..
Wait a minute! ...I could have sworn that system's graphic overrides had more preference then view filters. I'm off to run a quick test (should be easy enough to test). I guess you can. But the question of "why" still remains.
I do not use graphic overrides.. but many people do.. and it messes my models up so i have .filters to override it so it's all black lines when i use their files as links, etc.. this helps flow for me

plumbing single line makes a lot of sence for filters.. because of single line.. so you can see the systems, then apply filters to sheet views to make all black.. only time i see them as useful.

Neither do I. Naughty little things aren't they.

Really, you think a lot of people still use graphic overrides? Yuck, that must make for interesting coordination. Aside: I wonder if you convert to IFC then back into Revit if those colors would go away. ...When I get on "one-of-those" projects, I often contemplate using IFC as a scrubber of sorts but I've never gotten around to testing the validity of it (does everything make the trip, would it be easier/better, etc.).

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Re: Duct System Blending
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2017, 02:39:17 pm »
Back on topic.

I've decided to simplify the systems associated with the VRV FCUs that are recirculating the room air and mixing it with supply air from the ERVs. I'm going to make everything supply. We have exhaust/return going back to the ERVs. I think I was trying to overthink it before.
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