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manual override of elements to view (like revit)

Essential
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Can't hurt, I would use it
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#286828
The ability to hide individual elements in a view is one feature of Revit I really dislike and has cost $thousands in variations on previous projects as items were not shown on drawings.
These items have been missed from drawings as someone working in a view hidden items so that they have a clear working area when trying to figure something out and forget to unhide, meanwhile the drawings are printed and issued.
I know that ideally the missing items would be noticed when checking the issue set but in today’s shortened project timeframes there is just not the time to check every item on every single page of maybe hundreds of drawings in a set
So no more new features! New features - new problems! I'm just waiting for ArchiCAD 33, now )
#286849
These are good instruments, but for example: We have a complex section. All filters for 3d objects like - layer combinations, renovations - are in ideal state, but some objects (two or three) look wrong, or they must be hidden just for clear look of drawing. Architectural drawings must have a certain conventionality...so i need
opportunity to hide things for just this view! Independently of any other filters.
Instead, I have to hide them with fills or create additional filters that only complicate the work. If the project to go beyond the small private house - this problem becomes extremely visible.
You could try Graphic Overrides.
You can't hide with a GO but you can make elements white so they don't print - similar to using fills but more automatic.
You can set criteria to find a specific type of element, or all objects with a particular name or any element with a particular ID.
This way you can 'select' specific elements to override, and then you apply that GO just to the views where you want to override.

Barry.
#286964
That is an interesting point you are making here Scott.
I personally think that in itself this is a very useful feature which can be very helpful especially when creating and editing elements.
For the issue you are mentioning, I think that could be solved intelligently. There could be a View Setting that would influence whether these hidden elements are hidden when Views are placed on Layouts as Drawings, or when you want to Save or Publish, there could be a warning that would let you know that some elements are hidden and the save or publish command may not result in the output desired. There could also be an option to unhide all hidden elements in all selected Views.

So basically, I think this is a useful feature that could be more intelligently implemented.
The ability to hide individual elements in a view is one feature of Revit I really dislike and has cost $thousands in variations on previous projects as items were not shown on drawings.
These items have been missed from drawings as someone working in a view hidden items so that they have a clear working area when trying to figure something out and forget to unhide, meanwhile the drawings are printed and issued.
I know that ideally the missing items would be noticed when checking the issue set but in today’s shortened project timeframes there is just not the time to check every item on every single page of maybe hundreds of drawings in a set
#286976
I did have further thoughts on this maybe elements that are ‘hidden in view’ receive a graphic override that shows them as a ghosted / non-printing.
We would also need a way of scheduling items that are hidden in views so that a quality assurance check can be easily undertaken, item hidden and view(s) in which it is hidden.

Regards
Scott
#286998

You could try Graphic Overrides.
You can't hide with a GO but you can make elements white so they don't print - similar to using fills but more automatic.
You can set criteria to find a specific type of element, or all objects with a particular name or any element with a particular ID.
This way you can 'select' specific elements to override, and then you apply that GO just to the views where you want to override.

Barry.
Thank you! This is a good idea when using B/W or greyscale in presentation which is often for sections or plans. But even so, invisible objects, but not hidden can produce even more issues. Like GO, the ability to hide any objects independently of other filters (Like GO) is one more good thing to make us feel freedom.