Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Area boundary lines, Groups & Area Schemes.

I’m sure many of you have had a multi-story modular building (e.g. apartment complex) where it made sense in the same area scheme to group your area boundary lines and copy them to other similar floors. We have found it works very well as long as the group is limited only to the boundary lines.

We currently have been creating a master plan for a large multi-purpose venue. It involves planning areas and using them in different event modes. I didn’t think it would be an issue to have several different area scheme types for the same plan, set up the area boundary lines in one of them, group it, and copy it to the other area scheme types plans (the plans are still changing so it was to improve efficiency).

What we discovered; you can copy the grouped area boundary lines across different type area scheme plan , but; when you try to edit the group with adding or taking away boundary lines it will break the group in the other type area scheme plans.

This bug happens in Revit 2010 and 2009. We reported the problem to Autodesk and they have confirmed the issue.

i.e. – Don’t use grouped area boundary lines across different area scheme type

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