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Paul_F_Aubin
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Re: A couple of families Questions....

01-07-2014 09:27 AM in reply to: rientsbruinsma

It can be a tough call sometimes. We want the content to be smart, but if it takes days to develop it, how much time and effort does it save in the long run. Manual isn't always bad right? :-)

 

I am kind of slammed right now, so I don't think I can look right away, but if you want to post, I can take a look and maybe offer some suggestions. 

paul

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rientsbruinsma
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Re: A couple of families Questions....

01-07-2014 11:33 AM in reply to: Paul_F_Aubin

Thanks Paul,

 


Given that this is my first project using Revit, I think I might have to choose my battles a little bit.

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Paul_F_Aubin
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Re: A couple of families Questions....

01-07-2014 11:42 AM in reply to: rientsbruinsma

Nothing wrong with that. From what I can tell, you're doing pretty well for a first project. Keep up the good work. 

paul

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rientsbruinsma
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Re: A couple of families Questions....

01-09-2014 09:17 AM in reply to: Paul_F_Aubin

Now I'm trying to create a family that is a wall panel. Basically its an extrusion that is has a thickness, width with a deffernt height on the left and right hand edges, so the top slopes.

 

I can't get the points to snap & lock to the reference planes. I tried drawing the initial outline in elevation, but this doesn't seem to work either.

 

Is this a limitation of an extrusion?

 

Thanks.

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Paul_F_Aubin
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Re: A couple of families Questions....

01-09-2014 12:18 PM in reply to: rientsbruinsma

Sure you can do this. Add two reference planes in elevation. Add parameters to each one. Then when you sketch the extrusion, align and lock the endpoints of the sketch lines to the ref planes. See attached. 

paul

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rientsbruinsma
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Re: A couple of families Questions....

01-10-2014 03:32 AM in reply to: Paul_F_Aubin

Thanks again  Paul,

 

It looks like you managed to do exactly what I was trying to do.

 

Cie la vie:smileyfrustrated:

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Re: A couple of families Questions....

01-10-2014 07:46 AM in reply to: rientsbruinsma

My pleasure. Enjoy. 

paul

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