In 'The Beginners Guide to View Range in Autodesk Revit (Part 1)' we looked at the basic concepts of ‘View Range’. Here, in 'The Beginners Guide to View Range in Autodesk Revit (Part 2)' we will investigate things a little further and look at the relationship between the View Range ‘Cut Plane’ and Line Weight and then move on to discuss View Range Rules and their exceptions.
In certain circumstances the vertical position of the cut plane can determine which line weight is used to describe model elements. This is achieved via a family variable called ‘Cuttable’. Some families are ‘cuttable’ while others are deemed to be ‘non-cuttable’. This is determined by the families Category.
If the View Range ‘Cut Plane’ intersects a family which is ‘cuttable’, the line weight used to display the family at that position is determined by a ‘Cut’ property.
If a family is ‘non-cuttable’, line weight will be determined by the ‘Projection’ property.
Typical ‘non-cuttable’ families include but are not limited to:
• Detail Items
• Electrical Equipment
• Electrical Fixtures
Download part 2 of this tutorial as we expand on non-cuttable families and how to distinguish them and the remaining elements of part 2, of the Beginners Guide to View Range in Autodesk Revit.