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Simple Question About Elevations Display

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I apologize in advance, it seems like the simplest things hang me up in the learning process.

Anyway, I have created my basic model and created the 4 exterior elevations which I'm nearly ready to send to my layout sheet. I would like to have just a simple black and white line drawing of the elevations. When I turn off color instead I get shading between the lines. How do I get a view without shading?

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If it's a vector view, it will become a simple black and white line drawing when sent to layout.

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I'm not sure how to make it a vector view. I've tried selecting vector view but it does not appear to change the view

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I guess I'm asking for a step by step here. You would think it would be a simple thing. The only way I've had any luck is editing the materials and changing the color to white. I'm pretty sure that is not the right way to do this though.

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In preferences set "color off" to black and white but everything will be black and white.  I use Grayscale and get black and white vector views. Could be in the camera setup. Post the plan and get a quick answer.

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Ok, when I sent it to layout it displays correctly. Definite case of user error!

Next problem, I've chosen vector view which I understand allows object snapping to elevation lines. I can't get any snaps to work on the elevation except the bottom of the roof fascia.

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What is your reason for object snapping in the Elevation View?

If it's for dimensions don't worry about it.  The Dimension Tools use appropriate Objects.

 

It does seem that Object Snaps should work to anything in the Elevation but only seem to recognize Roof Planes.  OTOH, they work to just about everything a Section View.

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I like to put an elevation tag on the low point of natural grade and then dimension from there to highest ridge. This is a local thing the building department requires here.

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Draw a Horizontal Line thru those points and dimension to those CAD Lines.

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