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Once you have established the types and number of views to include in your template, you can set the properties that determine the display characteristics of the view. These settings will be the default, or baseline, settings because the need to change them occurs regularly while working in a project. In fact, the need is so common that a set of tools is available on the View Control Bar
of the user interface for quick access to changing these settings. It may not seem necessary to set these properties because they can be easily changed, but it is good to start with the best options for these settings.
You can choose the default settings by editing these parameters:
View Scale •u
Detail Level •u
Visual Style •u
For the most part, model plan views are set to 1
⁄8″= 1′-0″(1:100) scale and are displayed at Medium detail with a Hidden Line visual style. Consider using the Shaded visual style with the Show Edges option at a Fine level of detail for 3D views. This gives the viewer a better sense of the model and will display any pipes or conduit in full 3D.
When creating views that will include piping, setting the detail level to Fine enables you to see the actual pipe, pipe fittings, and accessories instead of their single-line representation.
Many users prefer to model their piping systems in Fine detail because it is easier to see where connections are made and to discern differences in pipe sizes. For piping plans that are set to ChoosInG how to dIsplay eaCh vIew
| 31 Fine detail, the Visual Style option should be set to Wireframe, because this will help improve performance when zooming or panning in the view. The visual style should be set to Hidden Line when these views are printed, so that it can be easily determined which pipes are crossing.
Some other parameters you may want to edit include the following:
Underlay •u
Underlay Orientation •u
Phase properties •u
You can use the Underlay and Underlay Orientation parameters to display other levels of the model as an underlay to the current view. Doing so will cause the underlay to display as halftone, while any detail or annotation graphics display normally. You can choose which level to underlay by using the Underlay parameter, while the Underlay Orientation parameter determines how the model is being viewed. Any level of the model can be used in any other view.
Although these are useful settings for seeing how things line up in your model, it is not necessary to set an underlay in your default view settings.
Phase properties of a view are important when working in phased projects. They add another level of visibility that can cause frustration if not set properly. Although these are instance parameters, they really should be used to determine the types of views you create. If you do a lot of renovation work, it is good to have default existing and demolition phase views in your template. Items placed into your model will take on the phase of view in which they are placed.
Plan views have type parameters only for setting what family to use for callout tags within the view and for setting what reference label is used when other callouts reference the view.
Drafting views have the same type parameters as well as one for the section tag. Once you have determined what families will be used for your sections and callouts, you can assign them to the appropriate views.
Section and elevation model views have a unique parameter that allows you notto display the section or elevation marker at specified view scales. This eliminates the need for controlling the visibility of these markers with Visibility/Graphic Overrides settings. Figure 2.3 shows the parameter for hiding a section view marker at a specified scale.
Figure 2.3
Parameter for hiding a section view

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