I know this topic shows up a lot on the forums. It generally seems that
the use of 'in-place families' is the approach that most people suggest.
Is there a tutorial somewhere that explains how to go about making
Geoffrey Makstutis wrote:
> I know this topic shows up a lot on the forums. It generally seems that
> the use of 'in-place families' is the approach that most people suggest.
> Is there a tutorial somewhere that explains how to go about making
> sloping walls?
Not that I know of. I should make one someday. This is how I tend to
do it (I'll attach some images in the customer files as an example),
because it lets me make crazy Frank Ghery walls (you could use a sweep
too, but then you wouldn't be able to make the wall as complex):
1. Start an in-place family, and make certain that you select the
'wall' category when it pops up.
2. Click on solids, and choose a blend.
3. Draw the sketch of the bottom of the wall.
4. I usually then select that sketch, and hit ctrl-c to copy it to the
5. Click 'edit top' and then paste the sketch lines you just copied.
6. Move/rotate this sketch to where the top of the wall would be to
'rake' the wall.
7. Click on the Solids properties on the design bar, and set the
height and material for the wall.
8. Finish your sketch, and then finish the Family.
9. Now go to an elevation view and place a window in that wall, and
amaze your co-workers. ;-)
This is one thing I really *love* about Revit.
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