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billyb
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Carpet border - Create/Divide parts??

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02-01-2013 08:40 AM

I have need of creating a 12" wide (contrasting) carpet border for an area. The main carpet area will have a pattern. The border will be a complementary solid color carpet.

I attempted to use Create & Divide Parts to do this, but get strange results.

 

1. Create Parts > Select Floor.

2. Divide Parts

3. Edit Sketch > draw two closed loops to define the part area.

4. Exit sketch - entire sketch shifts to the right by a foot or so.

 

See attached image.

Suggestions, recommendations appreciated.

 

Thanks,

 

 

Bill Bogan
- Providing freelance visualization
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- Revit: Novice and growing...

Try using Tiled Views. This way you can see the floor in a 3D view and your Floor Plan at the same time.

 

Open a 3D View and your Floor Plan View. Close all other views, then select View Tab>Tile from the Ribbon.

 

Select the Floor in the 3D View, and it will highlight in the Floor Plan.

 

Make the Floor Plan View active by clicking it. You can now select the floor, and Create Parts. Make sure

the Floor Plan View properties is set to Show Parts.

 

You can also turn off all other categories except Floors and Parts under VG so you can select the floor more easily.

 

Hope this helps.

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ccollins
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Re: Carpet border - Create/Divide parts??

02-01-2013 09:52 AM in reply to: billyb

Are you using the View Cube, and in a Top View? This is actually a perspective, not a true 2D Plan view.

 

I have seen odd things like that happen when in a Top View, instead of a Floor Plan View.

Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO
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billyb
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Re: Carpet border - Create/Divide parts??

02-01-2013 11:56 AM in reply to: ccollins

That is correct, I was using a 3D view. Why? When I go to the floor plan view and attempt to use Create Parts the option isn't enabled.

 

  1. Open Floor Plan view.
  2. Click Create Parts
  3. Put the cursor near the floor (slab) boundary and cycle through the selections to get the floor...
    This doesn't work because the floor never comes up in the cycle.
  1. Use crossing selection near a building corner and filter to get the floor.
  2. Click Create Parts... same result, floor not in the list.
  1. Click Create Parts.
  2. Use crossing selection to get floor.
  3. Floor cannot be selected.

Since these are unsuccessful, what other method can you suggest that will get the floor?

 

Thanks,

Bill

 

Using Building Design Suite 2013 > Revit

Bill Bogan
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- Revit: Novice and growing...
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ccollins
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Registered: ‎09-28-2009
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Re: Carpet border - Create/Divide parts??

02-01-2013 12:04 PM in reply to: billyb

Try using Tiled Views. This way you can see the floor in a 3D view and your Floor Plan at the same time.

 

Open a 3D View and your Floor Plan View. Close all other views, then select View Tab>Tile from the Ribbon.

 

Select the Floor in the 3D View, and it will highlight in the Floor Plan.

 

Make the Floor Plan View active by clicking it. You can now select the floor, and Create Parts. Make sure

the Floor Plan View properties is set to Show Parts.

 

You can also turn off all other categories except Floors and Parts under VG so you can select the floor more easily.

 

Hope this helps.

Cliff B. Collins
Registered Architect/BIM Manager
Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
St. Louis, MO
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billyb
Posts: 55
Registered: ‎04-13-2005
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Re: Carpet border - Create/Divide parts??

02-01-2013 05:16 PM in reply to: ccollins

Perfect, that did the trick.

 

Thank you.

Bill Bogan
- Providing freelance visualization
- Inventor: Expert
- Revit: Novice and growing...
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