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Wall Sweep to Follow Wall Profile

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04-12-2012 01:17 PM

Hello All,

I was wondering if there is a way to get a wall sweep that's set up in the type/structure properties to follow a wall if that walls profile has changed.  For example, in the image below, I've split the wall and adjusted it's profile to create some cheesy angled parapet.  How do i get my wall cap to follow along?  I thought splitting it and changing it's height would work, but no.  And if I change the profile without splitting the wall the wall cap just runs right through the wall, as if the profiel was never even changed.  I have no idea how to do this and any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Wall Sweep to Follow Wall Profile

04-12-2012 01:21 PM in reply to: oihadsf

You can't use a built-in sweep on a Profile Edited wall.


You can use an in-place family, or a Roof by Extrusion as an alternative method.


You might also try using a Line-Based Family, with a loaded Profile.

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Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
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Re: Wall Sweep to Follow Wall Profile

04-12-2012 01:25 PM in reply to: ccollins


Thanks for the quick response.  I was afraid that would be the answer.  I'll look into the other options you've posted and give them a try.




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Re: Wall Sweep to Follow Wall Profile

05-09-2012 03:24 PM in reply to: oihadsf

In-place families work really well for this situation.  I think The Revit Kid had a different method on his blog using reference planes, but in-place families are super easy.  Only advantage to his method was the sweep actually changed when the reference plane changed, but its a lot of work and I never got it to work successfully myself.

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