Path 1 is to open your visibility graphics dialog box (shortcut key VV or VG) then go to the Filter Tab. Click the “Edit/New” button. This will take you to the filter creation dialog box.
Path 2 is to go to the View Tab and click the Filters button. A filters dialog box will appear. Click the New button and then the Filter creation dialog box will appear.
Path 1 is good when you are creating View Filters on the fly and want to apply them right away. Path 2 is good when you are creating a bunch of them at a time and are not going to apply them to a view right away. Path 2 is mainly for setup purposes.
Now that we are in view Filters creation dialog box let's create a filter. As an example let’s create a view filter to filter out all the 1 hour walls in the project.
- From the view filter creation dialog box create a new filter by clicking the new filter button
- From the filter name dialog box that pops up type in the name of the new filter, in this case name it 1HR, then click the ok button.
- With your new filter highlighted select the category of the objects you want to apply the filter to, in this case select Walls.
- Next we apply a filter rule. Click the pull down button that says “none”. A list of parameters for the selected category appears. Select the parameter you want to filter against, in this case we will select “Fire Rating”.
- In the box below the parameter box select the filter criteria, in this case we will select “Equal”.
- In the next field we will type the value you are looking for, which in this case is 1.
- After that click the OK button, and you have created a view filter.