This blog will follow my continued progress using AutoDesk Revit Structure within the Multidiscipline BIM Collaborative Environment

Monday, 27 February 2012

Creating Selection Sets

Another way of using filters is the ability to create selection sets which in turn can show up in filters.

By using this method you can quickly set up filters without having to go through all the normal rules.

Quick Tip: For all saved section sets please prefix with SS-
Note: When you create a saved selection set this also appears in the filter list (Important – you cannot edit this filter and if you select this filter and click edit you will be unable to create or edit any filter) Please ensure you have set up a filter prior to creating saved selection sets.
Note: This issue has been resolved in 2013

Example: This example shows a wall loading plan (Figure 1) where selection sets have been set up to identify different walls loadings as different colours.

Figure 1

Filters have been used to change the colour of the selection sets (Figure 3)

Figure 3

To Create a Selection Set:  Pick an element(s) then in Manage (Figure 2) pick save (please prefix with SS-)

Figure 2

To Edit a Selection Set:  In Manage (Figure 2) pick Edit, then select the required prefixed SS- selection set (Figure 4) then pick Edit – then use Add to/Remove from Section (Figure 5) to make amendments


Figure 4

Figure 5

Filter Case Study:

The Problem: (Figure 6)

To create a 3D view that highlights all walls in the model that have the incorrect naming. As all walls are named 2??-level-W(unique reference) we are looking for walls that do not start with 2.

Figure 6

Solution: (Figure 7)

Create a filter which looks at wall categories only and filters by Mark that does not being with 2.
This Filter is then used to surface shade walls soild RED.

Figure 7

Note: 2 No additional filters have been added to show all walls that do being with 2 and are made transparent and switch all elements off except walls.

Here is a video showing the process:

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