The Visibility/Graphics Override Filter that we created in the previous post; Using Filters to Control Pipe Display Part 1 to control the display of vent pipe will only provide a graphic override for the view it was created in. However, there are several options for adding the Vent Pipe filter to other views as listed below.
Add the Filter to another View in the Current Project
To add the Vent Pipe filter to another view in the current project, make the different view current then navigate to the Visibility/Graphics dialog and repeat the steps #15 through #20 listed in Using Filters to Control Pipe Display - Part 1. Unfortunately, you can only add the filter one view at a time using this method.
Adding the Vent Pipe filter to view templates:
- Right-click one or more views (CTRL+Click to select multiple views) that have similar view display requirements such as all the plumbing 3D views in the Project Browser and click “Apply View Template.”
- In the Apply View Template dialog > Names section, select an existing view template to modify or use Duplicate to create a new view template to display dashed vent pipes automatically.
- On the right-side of the dialog, click the Edit button to the right of V/G Overrides Filters, and perform steps #15 through 20 in Using Filters to Control Revit MEP 2010 Pipe Display-Part 1 to add the new Vent Pipe filter to each view template as you require.
- Click Apply at the bottom of the dialog after modifying each of the view template you change.
- Click OK to exit the dialog once all your view templates have been modified to your satisfaction.
- Existing views that were using view templates that you modified should now automatically display your view template changes.
- To apply a view template to a view, select the view (or CTRL+Click) multiple views in the Project Browser, right-click, and click Apply View Template. Click the name of a view template you wish to assign from the Names section of the Apply View Template dialog and click OK.
Keep in mind that when you apply a view template to an existing view you are applying ALL of the settings defined on the right side of the Apply View Template dialog. Not just the Vent Pipe display filter setting that has been discussed..
Best Practice: Transfer View Templates Settings to a Project Template
To implement dashed vent pipes as a company standard open at least one new or existing project template file (.rte extension) and use Manage tab > Project Settings panel > Transfer Project Standards to copy the newly updated view template(s) to one or more project templates that will be used to create new Revit MEP projects at your firm.