Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Plan Region - View Range Tip

Thanks to for posting this CADclip on their site.

Can you see the difference ?

I am a little embarassed to say I was down right puzzled with a wee Plan Region / View Range problem over the last week or two.

Specifically in regards to windows. I was able to get the window opening to show in the plan region but not with the window frame, glass and sash detail to display.

I revisited the area off and on each time I opened the model, always frustrated with no success. Yes, I was even contemplating drawing in detail lines to represent the window frame, glass and sash that would not show up....aaaaaaahhhhhh !

I had stretched the Plan Region boundary before to get doors to display properly because the door panel would not show up.......and THEN THE LIGHT BULB CAME ON (I love it when the light bulb comes on). I quickly panned over to the window area and stretched the Plan Region boundary in width just a micro smiggin (even though the window was already completely within the plan region boundary) and SHAZAM ! It worked. Two words....Miller Time.

So I figure......I can't be the only one who has had this problem.

Just below is a 4 min. CADclip to explain the deal.
(I keep refering to the 'plan region' boundary as the 'view range' boundary...sorry about that...they kind of work hand in hand)

REVIT - Plan Region / View Range Tip - Video Tutorial
((click to play or right click and "save target as..." to download)


iandidesign said...

Do you know why it works this way. Is it a bug? Or is it by design that you see only the openings with a tight View Range and more with a slightly looser one?

Tomislav Zigo said...

And now just for fun, turn the vector shadows on. The “light bulb” might go off. They still need to fix this.

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Daryl said...

I have since been informed that you need to include the 'flip' grip within the view range boundary ! So if you make your own families make sure not to locate the 'flip' grip too far away or you will have problems with the view range display. Thx Tony I.

Daryl Gregoire said...

A message to the Google humans and the Google Robots > Unlock my blog !

I have started to post Videos on You Tube. Search for 'CADclip'.

Every Monday I send the same stupid reply message to Google after they send me the same stupid automated apology on behalf of the Google Robots for locking down my blog. It's been 9 weeks since REVIT ROCKS has been locked down wothout warning.

I will get back into blogging as I own www.revitrocks.com anyway but with a different 'non-free' provider that is FOR SURE.

In the mean time if anyone is reading this I have started to post Videos on You Tube. Search for 'CADclip'.

Google Blogger sucks !

The Desert Echo said...

Thanks! It helped me! :)