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  • In Revit the display of elements is controlled by a number of factors.

  • The Object Styles of the project and the Visibility and Graphics overrides of the view are the primary controls for altering the display of objects.

  • Object Styles are global project settings.

  • Each category has values for projection and cut line weights as well as settings for the line color and line pattern to be used.

  • There are separate tabs for controlling the display of Model, Annotation, and Imported objects.

  • Imported objects are elements added to the project after importing DWG files.

  • A cut line weight is applied to an object if it intersects the cut plane for the view.

  • If an object is not cut the projected line weight will be used.

  • In this example the walls cut in the plan view are shown thicker and the walls below the cut plane use the projected lineweight.

  • Some categories may also have sub categories to allow finer control over portions of an objects display.

  • For example, a door has many sub categories.

  • Views can have overrides to control how elements are displayed.

  • In this view the furniture will be turned on and the columns will be set to display in a cyan color.

  • Because the visibility and graphics overrides are used, this change occurs only in this view.

  • In the visibility and graphics dialog the check marks can be used to turn on or off the visibility of a category or subcategory.

  • Overrides can also be applied to the cut and projected values for objects.

  • The changes made in the visibility and graphics dialog are now reflected in the view.

  • Use both object styles and visibility and graphics overrides to control the way elements display in your Revit projects.

In Revit the display of elements is controlled by a number of factors.

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