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Monday, 5 March 2012
Line Pattern Vs Line Styles
Here is a clarification on the difference between Line
Patterns and Line Styles and where they belong in the Scheme of things Revit.
Line Patterns are the style of line (or, Line Type if you are familiar with ACAD) that you can assign to
a Line Style.
You can create Line Patterns by selecting the Line Pattern icon as
shown on the left.
Create a New Pattern
and give it a descriptive name. Fill in the Pattern Properties chart using Dash, Dot and Spaces.
Note: you need to end with a Space
and you need a space after each Dash or Dot segment.
Give descriptive names to your line styles, this will make it
easier to identify.
You can vary the length of each segment and use any combination of
the three to create your Line Pattern.
The Dot's do not require a value as they are all drawn at 1.5
The value given to the Dashes and Spaces are the printed
lengths regardless of the scale that your view is set too. Revit will manage
your linetype scale(ACAD term
there!) for you.
Now you have created your Line Pattern you can now assign this to
Select the Line Style Icon
under the Additional Settings drop-down and create a newLine Style, then from
the Line Pattern drop down you'll be able to find your new Line Pattern you
Don't forget to also assign a line weight to your new Style as
Here is the Line Pattern
I created applied to my new Line Style.
This Style works for both Model Lines and Detail Lines.
Create the Line Styles you need
and include them in your template.
You should only really need to create
a new Line Styles only when it's Unique to the specific Project.