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Masking Region Printing issues

Postby D'zinner » 25 Jun 2007, 13:25

Im having some issues with the new Masking Region feature Revit 2008, when printing, some of areas which have masking regions show up when printed. Anyone else having problems with them? No problem using old method of fill regions.
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Postby David Howe » 08 Nov 2007, 16:21

I'm having problems with Masked areas disobeying drawing order when printing and thus masking items that should not be masked.
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Postby Toby Maple » 09 Nov 2007, 10:58

I have had a few support request lately on this issue. I would use filled regions until Autodesk resolve. I'll keep you posted.
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Postby David Howe » 09 Nov 2007, 11:10

I wish that instead of following the AutoCAD mantra of "give them more tools and icons", they just added a check box to the filled region tool that said something like: "Mask: yes/no".

...at the same time the developers could also improved the filled region tool to allow a solid fill AND a fill pattern in the one region object.

But I guess this probably isn't convoluted enough.
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Postby Toby Maple » 09 Nov 2007, 11:34

There are a couple of differences with Masking regions v's filled regions.

Masking Regions can be given a height (or set to a particular workplane) filled regions cannot.

They can also be set to foreground or background, filled regions cannot.

Masking regions are "wipeouts" in autocad, filled regions are hatch patterns.

The masking region tool was created to aid in 2D families to make them more "3D"

Have a look in the help file and search "Masking Regions in Model Families" there is good explaination here.

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