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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Visibility Override for Specific Tag Type

Did you know you can override the lineweights and colors of a Generic Annotation or Tag and its Leaders in Revit? You can use Visibility / Graphics annotation tab like this:

But what if you have two Tags that are of the same category, say Detail Item Tags, but you want to override them differently? You can't use a normal model-based filter, as these generally do not act on annotations. However, you can use a selection-based filter...

  1. Ensure you are using a unique Type of Tag, then right-click, Select All Instances, In Entire Project
  2. Save Selection, and choose an obvious name
  3. Go to your view filters (in the relevant View Template if necessary) and add the Filter you named in step 2
  4. You can now freely override those Tag elements separately to any existing overrides

Now, keep in mind that you need to manually update this selection-based filter. You might make it part of your printing workflow to do steps 1 and 2 above immediately prior to printing, thus updating the saved selection set to be in line with the current status of your model.

1 comment:

  1. Has anyone ever tried over-riding the color of Area Tags either using "Manage Objects" or "Visibility Graphics". Even though the option to change the colors exists, nothing actually happens. The only change that actually work is to "half-tone" them. Any hints/suggestions on changing the color project-wide or view-wide?