Revit – Displaying Wall Layers in Phasing

Revit – Displaying Wall Layers in Phasing

How can one display graphically (within a phase) a wall to a contractor so they may accurately estimate the cost of demolishing a specific type of wall?

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I have spent literally some weeks as a young man smashing down all types of walls using sledgehammers. There is a world of difference, for instance, between a wall using brick force and one that does not. The cost of demolishing them can vary significantly.

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Consider the situation show below where both walls are of the same type, but one is shown in the existing phase as seen through the Phase Filter “Show Previous + New”. Is it possible to show the wall layers within the existing wall?

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The short answer is yes, but as it involves a lot of manual work I do not believe it is worth one’s while. The only way which I have found works is to use a phase filter to isolate the Existing phase.

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Select all the Existing walls and create parts.

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Override by element in view all the parts and existing walls.

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Override the cut lines to black.

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In the required phase filer the walls now look like this:

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What would have been a lot better is if one were able to override the appearance of these walls using a view filter but where the filtration is done by phase. Unfortunately the phase is not a property that can be used in the filter creation.

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This is exactly what is proposed by the following idea. Vote for it if you would like this functionality available for Revit in the future:

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By |2017-10-18T10:38:07+00:00October 15th, 2017|

About the Author:

After concurrently manufacturing for the Radar EW industry and reading incompletely toward Mechanical Engineering at Stellenbosch University, I realigned toward the Architectural. Today I support the AEC professions in Cape Town as an Application Engineer for a Gold Autodesk Reseller in South Africa called Micrographics. I support and facilitate training on the following software platforms: Revit (Architectural, Structural and MEP); Civil3D; AutoCAD; SANSCalc and Lumion.