In AutoCAD when I needed to find the center of gravity for a shape I would create a region of the shape and use the mass properties to find the C.G. is there any way to find the center of gravity for a shape in Revit?
I belive there is no direct solution for calculating center of gravity in Revit, Though I always export my element as geometry or AutoCAD Architectural objects from Revit and then find the C.G. in AutoCAD Architecture.
That is what I thought. I find it completely ridiculous that this program cannot give C.G. I work with precast concrete and have to find the CG to determine how to pick up the pieces. I don't believe that it is not possible for Revit to output this info. The programmers just don't think that it is important.
I for one could really use this feature.
Guess there might be a market for an Revit add-in for the precast detailers.
Post the question to the http://thebuildingcoder.typepad.com/blog/ and in the Revit programming forums.
Who knows, you might get lucky.
i would be interested in knowing if you ever came up with a solution. I would like to find the CG for something with two materials such as a precast stair tower box with a flight of steel stairs on one side. sure revit structure does know where the center of gravity is.
Never did find a Revit solution. I have been exporting the product to dwg file and use autocrat to find E.G.. It is about all that I use autocad for any more.
I still can't believed that autocad can do this and Revit can't.
This is not just a construction industry issue. Oil and Gas need C of G for steel work and platform lifting. If we cannot calculate the c of g we cannot detrmine the correct lifting points and additional steels required for placement.
AUTODESK, Please consider adding this functionality in as it is a real benefit to many users.
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