19 Dec

Show/Hide Curtain Wall in V/G

Curtain Walls are part of Walls category thus you cannot hide them in V/G by turning off Walls category if you want to keep walls visible.
To get rid of them but have “regular” walls visible, let’s create a filter.

Curtain Walls are part of the Walls category in Revit®. Walls category has 3 default system families: Basic Wall, Curtain Wall and Stacked Wall. Filter should aim for the Family Name “Curtain Wall”.

When we isolate Walls category in 3D view, we will, unfortunately, isolate all Revit® Walls families, including Curtain Wall family (selected in blue below):

To get only instances of the Basic Wall families, let’s create a filter and uncheck visibility of Curtain Wall family.

To create filter, type VV, or VG to open Visibility/Graphic Overrides dialog in Revit.

  1. Go to Filters tab.
  2. Click Edit/New…
  3. Click on New icon
  4. Name the filter “Curtain Walls” or something recognizable
  5. Set the filter settings as displayed on the image below:
  6. Add the filter to Filters tab in Visibility/Graphic Overrides dialog.
  7. Uncheck it if you want to hide Curtain Walls in the view.

Final result will show only isolated instances of the Basic Wall family types:


Maybe you are interested in how to automatically disallow joins on Revit Curtain Walls ends?

One thought on “Show/Hide Curtain Wall in V/G

  1. Pingback: Disallow Joins on Curtain Walls with Dynamo - engipedia

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *