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*Brian Winterscheidt
Message 1 of 11 (2,664 Views)

Detail Component Fill Patterns - Align to Element

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08-28-2007 11:49 AM
How do you make it work?

I've utilized the Plywood-Section detail component out of the Imperial
Library, and it runs left-to-right, no matter the orientation of the
element I drew. Messing with the Fill Pattern settings, it looks
identical if I set the Plywood-Align pattern to "Align to Element", or
"Orient to View". Nothing changes.

Am I missing something, or does it simply not work?
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Brian Winterscheidt
LWPB Architecture
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
*Brian Winterscheidt
Message 2 of 11 (2,664 Views)

Re: Detail Component Fill Patterns - Align to Element

08-28-2007 11:54 AM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
Brian Winterscheidt wrote:
> I've utilized the Plywood-Section detail component out of the Imperial
> Library, and it runs left-to-right, no matter the orientation of the
> element I drew.

Here's a screenshot.

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Brian Winterscheidt
LWPB Architecture
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
*Jeff Hanson \(Autodesk\)
Message 3 of 11 (2,664 Views)

Re: Detail Component Fill Patterns - Align to Element

08-28-2007 12:19 PM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
Align to element settings does not work with detail components. :-(

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Jeff Hanson
Autodesk - AEC Technical Publications
Manchester, NH
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"Brian Winterscheidt" wrote in message
news:5703490@discussion.autodesk.com...
How do you make it work?

I've utilized the Plywood-Section detail component out of the Imperial
Library, and it runs left-to-right, no matter the orientation of the
element I drew. Messing with the Fill Pattern settings, it looks
identical if I set the Plywood-Align pattern to "Align to Element", or
"Orient to View". Nothing changes.

Am I missing something, or does it simply not work?
--
Brian Winterscheidt
LWPB Architecture
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Active Member
pgrimmi
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎05-14-2007
Message 4 of 11 (2,664 Views)

Re: Detail Component Fill Patterns - Align to Element

08-30-2007 07:14 AM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
this is a very common pattern for plywood and if we cannot have the hatch patterns orient the way we need them to it does us no good to spend the time creating details in revit.

i have exactly the same problem (see attached file).
is there a way around this fill pattern orientation problem?
Regards
pgrimmi
*nicholas
Message 5 of 11 (2,664 Views)

Re: Detail Component Fill Patterns - Align to Element

08-30-2007 09:35 AM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
Is this functionality in the offing for the next release?
We currently do a fill pattern and rotate it per the rotated ply and live
with this....
(dont shoot me for this ridiculous workaround...)
n

"Jeff Hanson (Autodesk)" wrote in message
news:5703539@discussion.autodesk.com...
Align to element settings does not work with detail components. :-(

--
Jeff Hanson
Autodesk - AEC Technical Publications
Manchester, NH
_______________________________________
"Brian Winterscheidt" wrote in message
news:5703490@discussion.autodesk.com...
How do you make it work?

I've utilized the Plywood-Section detail component out of the Imperial
Library, and it runs left-to-right, no matter the orientation of the
element I drew. Messing with the Fill Pattern settings, it looks
identical if I set the Plywood-Align pattern to "Align to Element", or
"Orient to View". Nothing changes.

Am I missing something, or does it simply not work?
--
Brian Winterscheidt
LWPB Architecture
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Active Member
pgrimmi
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎05-14-2007
Message 6 of 11 (2,664 Views)

Re: Detail Component Fill Patterns - Align to Element

08-30-2007 10:47 AM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
i've tried this too and i could never get it to work...how did you do this?
*Jeff Hanson \(Autodesk\)
Message 7 of 11 (2,664 Views)

Re: Detail Component Fill Patterns - Align to Element

08-30-2007 10:52 AM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
This issue has been logged with the development team for consideration in a
future release of Revit.

--
Jeff Hanson
Autodesk - AEC Technical Publications
Manchester, NH
_______________________________________
"nicholas" wrote in message
news:5706105@discussion.autodesk.com...
Is this functionality in the offing for the next release?
We currently do a fill pattern and rotate it per the rotated ply and live
with this....
(dont shoot me for this ridiculous workaround...)
*nicholas
Message 8 of 11 (2,664 Views)

Re: Detail Component Fill Patterns - Align to Element

09-10-2007 09:53 AM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
The fill pattern type has to be "Model" to achieve this.
hth
wrote in message news:5706271@discussion.autodesk.com...
i've tried this too and i could never get it to work...how did you do this?
New Member
alanier
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-03-2007
Message 9 of 11 (2,664 Views)

Re: Detail Component Fill Patterns - Align to Element

12-03-2007 07:32 AM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt
One workaround we just made was to edit the plywood Detail Component family and add a filled region with a vertical orientation (on top of the horizontal one). Reconstrain the new region with the same parameter as the original (Thickness). Now add two visibility yes/no parameters, one for vertical and one for horizontal. This way when you create a piece of plywood you can select in the object properties whether it should display as vertical or horizontal.

I guess if you want more angles they could be created, too.
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SharlaL
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Registered: ‎05-13-2005
Message 10 of 11 (2,475 Views)

Re: Detail Component Fill Patterns - Align to Element

03-07-2011 03:58 PM in reply to: *Brian Winterscheidt

Has this been resolved yet? All these work around's on our first Revit project are driving me crazy! 

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