Hiding Specific Level Markers in Revit

Many times in Revit, you create Levels that are utilized for various purposes.  Sometimes, there are some of those Levels that you do NOT want to display in elevation and section views on the final construction documents.  They are Levels that you use for your design, but might be confusing to those viewing your construction documents.  Therefore, it is best to just not have them seen.  This is a common practice for all disciplines.

Levels are turned on or off easily in the visibility controls, however, that control turns ALL Level markers on or off.  A good way to control which ones you want seen is to create a new Level Type that is specifically used when you don’t want to see that level.  You can then create a View Filter to filter for that new Level Type and turn it off in the views where you desire the level to not be seen.

The following illustration shows the same project file with 2 different elevation views.  The view on the left has a new Level Type turned off and the right view has all Level Types turned on.


Create a new Level Type

  • In an elevation or section view of a project file, highlight an existing Level and copy it to a new elevation.
  • Highlight the newly placed Level
  • Go to the Properties palette and pick the Edit Type button.
  • In the Type Properties dialog box, pick on the Duplicate… button at the top right.
  • In the Name dialog box, type in a name such as “Hidden Level” so you know the purpose when seeing it.
  • Pick the OK buttons.

Create a View Filter for the Level Type

  • Go to the View tab and select the Filters command on the Graphics panel.
  • In the Filters dialog box, select the New button at the lower left corner.
  • In the Filter Name dialog box, type a descriptive name for the filter, such as “Hidden Levels” and pick the OK button.
  • In the Categories section of the Filters dialog box, scroll down to Levels and place a checkmark next to Levels.
  • In the Filter Rules section, set the rule to set the “Type Name” “equals” the Level type name that you created, such as “Hidden Level“.
  • Pick the OK button.

Apply View Filter to a View’s Graphics

  • Go to the elevation or section view where you desire to hide specific levels
  • Type VV, VG, or select the Visibility/Graphics Edit button in the Properties dialog box for the view.
  • In the Visibility Graphics Overrides dialog box, go to the Filters tab.
  • Pick the Add button at the bottom left of the dialog box.
  • In the Add Filters dialog box, select the newly created filter for the levels, such as “Hidden Levels“.
  • Pick the OK button once to exit the Add Filters dialog box.
  • Back in the Visibility Graphics Overrides dialog box, remove the checkmark under the Visibility option for this new filter.
    • Removing the checkmark tells Revit to NOT show the Levels that are of the Hidden Level type.
  • Pick the OK button to exit the dialog box.

Apply View Filter to a View Template

  • Go the View tab and select the View Templates -> Mange View Templates option on the Graphics panel.
  • Select the applicable view template from the list for the elevation and section views.
  • Pick the Edit button next to the V/G Overrides Filters.
  • Repeat the steps in the Apply View Filter to a View’s Graphics section above.
  • Pick the OK buttons to exit the dialog boxes.
  • Repeat this section for each view template that needs to have the Hidden Levels type turned off.

Place new levels using the new Level Type or change existing levels to the new Level Type.  For views which have had the filter applied, the Hidden Levels level type will not be visible.


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