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sjohnson
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Wall Footings Claim that Elevation at Bottom Varies When It Really Doesn't

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10-21-2008 07:52 AM
We are having a problem with wall foundations that claim that their Elevation at Bottom varies, when in fact it does not. An example is shown in the attached image. The longer of the two wall footings correctly indicates that its Elevation at Bottom is -1'-4", until it joins with another wall footing of the exact same type and Elevation at Bottom. Once it joins with another, it incorrectly indicates that its Elevation at Bottom "Varies." (The other foundation continues to correctly report it's Elevation at Bottom as -1'-4".) The incorrect value for the longer footing messes up footing schedules and tags in the foundation plans. I figure that this has to be a bug, but I found no mention of it in this forum, and only one mention of it at AUGI (http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?p=900909#post9 00909){color:#000000}.{color} I posted a copy of a simple .rvt file with this problem in a post in the aforementioned AUGI thread. Is there something specific that triggers this misreporting of elevation? Anything we can do to avoid it? Revit becomes much less useful when it starts misreporting its data.

Scott Johnson, Ph.D.
CAD/BIM Manager
Richard L. Bowen + Associates
*David Kozina
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Re: Wall Footings Claim that Elevation at Bottom Varies When It Really Doesn't

10-21-2008 08:18 AM in reply to: sjohnson
Scott,

I've noticed the same thing and wondered the same - and I've only been
trying to use the program for a very short time. I don't know if I'm
misusing the software or if Revit is just not ready for prime time yet.
I don't know if the developers ever had work experience in creating
structural drawings or not. I am trying not to become overly frustrated
with Revit's limitations and Prozac speed. I'm hoping things will get
faster as my understanding improves.

I find it disconcerting (to say the least) that the simple basic questions
I've posted thus far have for the most part gone unanswered or just answered
with a 'Revit does not do that'. (This might be the answer, but it is not
the CORRECT answer, Autodesk.) (Perhaps Autodesk's hoisting their
newsgroups by its own petard has something to do with the lack of
traffic/feedback/answers/replies/workarounds? I don't know.)

I hope someone can provide you with a better answer. At least know that
you're not alone.

Regards,
David Kozina


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We are having a problem with wall foundations that claim that their
Elevation at Bottom varies, when in fact it does not. An example is shown in
the attached image. The longer of the two wall footings correctly indicates
that its Elevation at Bottom is -1'-4", until it joins with another wall
footing of the exact same type and Elevation at Bottom. Once it joins with
another, it incorrectly indicates that its Elevation at Bottom "Varies."
(The other foundation continues to correctly report it's Elevation at Bottom
as -1'-4".) The incorrect value for the longer footing messes up footing
schedules and tags in the foundation plans. I figure that this has to be a
bug, but I found no mention of it in this forum, and only one mention of it
at AUGI (http://forums.augi.com/showthread.php?p=900909#post9
00909){color:#000000}.{color} I posted a copy of a simple .rvt file with
this problem in a post in the aforementioned AUGI thread. Is there something
specific that triggers this misreporting of elevation? Anything we can do to
avoid it? Revit becomes much less useful when it starts misreporting its
data.

Scott Johnson, Ph.D.
CAD/BIM Manager
Richard L. Bowen + Associates
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ConradR1
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Registered: ‎09-25-2012
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Re: Wall Footings Claim that Elevation at Bottom Varies When It Really Doesn't

09-25-2012 02:50 PM in reply to: sjohnson

Was there ever a solution found to this problem? Having the same issue.

 

- Ryan

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gguevarra
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Registered: ‎08-15-2008
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Re: Wall Footings Claim that Elevation at Bottom Varies When It Really Doesn't

09-25-2012 03:40 PM in reply to: ConradR1

I have the same problem where the footing parameter lists the bottom of footing elevation as "Varies" but when I take an annotative elevation of it, it at leasts reports the proper elevation. I don't typically tag the bottom of footing elevation as other people do, so it's never been an issue for me. Not sure, maybe it's something innate with the tag?

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timstephenson
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Registered: ‎09-26-2012
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Re: Wall Footings Claim that Elevation at Bottom Varies When It Really Doesn't

09-26-2012 12:55 PM in reply to: sjohnson

try editing the footing type by changing the thickness to something different and then edit it again turning it back to the right thickness

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ConradR1
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Registered: ‎09-25-2012
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Re: Wall Footings Claim that Elevation at Bottom Varies When It Really Doesn't

09-27-2012 09:09 AM in reply to: timstephenson

timstephenson,

 

Changing the thickness does not seem to help, the footing elevation only seems to vary once walls are joined with one another. If I unjoin or split them the footing elevations show the same elevation.

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