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    Default view filter for conduit size

    I did a quick search through the forums and did not find anything already posted about this.

    I'm in Revit MEP 2011, and I want to apply a view Filter to conduit runs below a particular diameter. I am using the "Size" system parameter in the filter so that I can apply it to both Conduit and Conduit Fittings.

    In the Filter Rules:
    Filter by: Size
    is less than

    I placed two conduit runs, one whose Size parameter 1 1/2" diameter for both the Conduit objects and the Conduit Fittings, and another at 1 1/4" diameter.

    The filter seems to either apply or not apply to both runs, regardless of what number I enter in the filter. The filter applies for any value I enter down to 1.1. When I set the number to 1, the filter no longer applies to either run.

    I asked around the office, and everyone agreed that 1 < 1.1 < 1.25 < 1.5

    Am I doing something wrong?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: view filter for conduit size

    This is ugly indeed. The problem is the SIZE value is not treated as a "length" and therefore cannot be used as a value to compare. To get what you are after you will need to work out both positive filters working with negative filters, something like:

    Size contains 2"
    Size does not contain / (example, so that the 3 1/2" isn't grabbed)

    I had a hospital where I wanted to do the same thing. It took a while of tweaking, but I did get it to work for my specific environment.
    No matter how much you adjust your View Range,
    if you have to wear glasses, you will still need to wear glasses.

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    Default Re: view filter for conduit size

    Good tip, thank you.

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