Thursday, June 11, 2009

Filters...why not?

Why do the filters only filter by category type? Pretty bad user design if you ask me. I'm sure people would love to filter their selections by the objects properties. can.

A simple technique to create your own filters is using a schedule. Create a schedule that filters out the properties you would like to select.

In the example below, I wanted to select every framing member that is on the fifth floor of my project, and is -6" below the reference level. (I needed to move everything up 1.25")

Now that you have a schedule, just select all the objects in your schedule (Click a sqaure, and drag to make a selection). Now if you Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+Tab you can cycle through the open windows with your objects selected. You can also have the 2 windows open tiled if needed. Now that you have your objects selected and inside of a "model" type view, you can use the element properties button to edit your objects. In my case, i will move my start and end offsets to -4 3/4".

A simple method that probably should get included into revit some how. (Revit devs, please talk with the ACAD and ACA people)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for this post; I wish I had known this technique a couple days ago but...better luck next time! thanks again!