Working on some little shops for a waterfront plaza.
They are circular storefront curtain walls. It seems Revit has them in the same category.
Roof: when I place a circular flat roof and define slope, it makes a cone roof. So I tried starting with a square roof and trimming it. It lost its ability to stay flat and pitch. After giving up, I thought I'd try to copy the same roof to the other plaza shops.
Copying circular elements: For some reason I cannot snap to the center of the radius, even after hitting si.
Doors: When I am in plan, or 3d, I cannot seem to select a curtain wall panel to change it to a door. And, if anyone has an idea on how to show doors open for presentation purposes that would help. I want to render this full of people with clothes and trinkets, etc. Also, the lift-up doors, any ideas on how to show that?
Thank you much, and hope this solution helps others.
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You have a lot of questions here....I'll try to answer some of them....
A. about roof:
B. about doors:
C. For renders with entourage use RPC ( People, Trees, Cars ) or families created with imported 2d dwg ....
Thank you, so much for getting me through these items.
I've resolved everything but the roof. The roof type is like a penny on a slope. This is why I am struggling to get it to slope without becoming a conical type roof. It seems like 2014 turns circles into half circles, is this correct?
Will try and find doors that stay open on seek!
If I understand you well you want something like this ?
If so :
You really got it down. Thank you.
I was able to get the roof to slope properly. Before, I did not start at perimeter and end on centerpoint, which kept causing the cone! Now that I've got that snag out of the way, I'll array a complete shop.
Was looking for the open door family, how do you search for something like that?
The other deal, that is tough with this curved concept, are the ramps at the beginning of the harbor. I tried modify sub-elements, which allowed for a rampish type thing, but not the smooth curve. Is there a way to pick that edge and smooth it out, so its not hard lines?
pardon that other screen shot, it was missing the corner
you can also search in RevitCity and Arcat...or , of course you can made your own family...
2. the Ramp: