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frazzlesnazzle
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Editing the Revision Cloud Shape

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02-18-2010 11:20 AM
Is it possible, short of doing some programming through the Revit API, to change the shape of the arcs created with the Revit "Revision Cloud" tool? For example, with AutoCAD you can enter the size of the arcs that you want to use when you use the revision cloud command. Is there anything similar in Revit?

I have done some searching and am surprised at how little mention there is about both the strange look of the clouds produced by the Revit tool and their lack of flexibility. Everyone focuses mainly on being able to associate clouds with deltas and a Revision Schedule, which I admit is important also.

Thanks for any advice offered.
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ridenho
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Re: Editing the Revision Cloud Shape

02-18-2010 11:29 AM in reply to: frazzlesnazzle
I just used the revision cloud for the first time and thought it to look a little odd also. I got it to look better by zooming in closer and the arcs were smaller and somewhat more consistent.
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vhfan2u
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Re: Editing the Revision Cloud Shape

02-18-2010 02:13 PM in reply to: frazzlesnazzle
It seems to me the closer you click the starting point then click a second point and so on until you finish the revision cloud, the smaller the arcs.
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frazzlesnazzle
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Re: Editing the Revision Cloud Shape

02-18-2010 04:20 PM in reply to: frazzlesnazzle
You mean the smaller the group of a smaller and a larger arc. Why they designed the tool this way I don't know but each click of the mouse produces two arcs, a small arc followed by a larger arc. I would prefer to be able to just produce one arc with each mouse click and to be able to enter a size for that arc rather than manually trying to consistently draw the same size arc.

Is there a way to do this?
*Arthur
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Re: Editing the Revision Cloud Shape

02-19-2010 06:10 PM in reply to: frazzlesnazzle
I would be happier if I could create a loop with spline like properties.
then stretch the boundaries to make adjustments. being able to set the arc
sizes would be an improvement.

Arthur

"frazzlesnazzle" wrote in message news:6339742@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Is it possible, short of doing some programming through the Revit API, to
> change the shape of the arcs created with the Revit "Revision Cloud" tool?
> For example, with AutoCAD you can enter the size of the arcs that you want
> to use when you use the revision cloud command. Is there anything similar
> in Revit?
>
> I have done some searching and am surprised at how little mention there is
> about both the strange look of the clouds produced by the Revit tool and
> their lack of flexibility. Everyone focuses mainly on being able to
> associate clouds with deltas and a Revision Schedule, which I admit is
> important also.
>
> Thanks for any advice offered.
>
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regalith
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Re: Editing the Revision Cloud Shape

10-19-2011 08:20 AM in reply to: *Arthur

That seems too logical for Autodesk.

 

Chris

 

>I would be happier if I could create a loop with spline like properties. 
>then stretch the boundaries to make adjustments. being able to set the arc 
>sizes would be an improvement.

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