Monday, September 15, 2008

Visibility graphics and dependent views

The Trainers conundrum:

We have model elements and then annotation elements in Revit. Annotation elements are view dependent and don't show up neither synchronized in other views. And VG is always view dependent. Great!

We also have dependent views, where the annotation elements are synchronized among other dependent views and are not strictly view dependent . The VG tweaks are the same for the parent and all its dependent views. However the dialog box still says "Overrides for dependent view!", which is not entirely correct.


Then we have this amazing ability to hide a particular object using the "Hide in View >Elements" option in the right click menu:


This hides the object only in that view and not in it's synchronized dependent / parent views. Even though this looks little counter intuitive, this behavior is very useful.

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