Finding Revit Models II

Discussion (6)

  1. FLWHO?

    Because when your client moves the kitchen three and a half inches, you’ll have to change all your detail items in any views where it shows up…

  2. gonk

    That works fine as long as it’s nothing you want your Revit-using consultants to see in their model when they link in your model. I’ve been on the receiving end of that – objects and boundaries shown with detail lines work fine for the view you’re working in, but they don’t show up when I link your model into mine and create my own view, detail lines are just as invisible as any other annotation. If you’re cutting a section through a cabinet and want the counter to look right in that view, I probably don’t care. If you’re showing a piece of equipment in plan view that needs power or water, though, we’re going to have a problem.

  3. Deep Beam

    I once did detail lines for a light fixture that I couldn’t get hosted right. Ended up exporting a view to DWG to send to a consultant and forgot that it didn’t have the detail lines. That burned so bad I decided to never make that mistake again!

    Model in place is no good for this unless it’s a custom piece. A simple extrusion in a family can make a great countertop, that you can use time and time again. Base cabinet families aren’t too hard to make either.

  4. anon

    Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!!! DON’T DO IT!! There’s a saying a friend once told me. Friends don’t let friends draw details or model in place. Like everyone else has said, it gives you more trouble later on down the line then it’s worth. It costs you more time later to “fix” things then it would modeling it in the first place.

  5. John

    I once had an architect delete the column line grids and redraw them with detail lines. That was Grrrrrrrrrrreat!

  6. big d

    The only exaggeration is the hot lady.