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How to constrain curved ribs on a curved roof line, with curved walls

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01-26-2014 01:37 PM

hi,

 

Having a time getting ribs to align 2m below top of ridge beam, and connect to curved wall below.  I created one, then arrayed, but the radius changes at each 2.5 degree interval.  I don't think I should have to calculate the % radius change to get the beams to do this.  Some constraint button maybe?

 

Not sure if editing a wall profile is the best way to model this, but it's working.  If you have a better approach to modelling these beams I would appreciate it.

 

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Re: How to constrain curved ribs on a curved roof line, with curved walls

01-26-2014 01:44 PM in reply to: trevorpan
modeling, please excuse the misspell
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Re: How to constrain curved ribs on a curved roof line, with curved walls

01-26-2014 03:00 PM in reply to: trevorpan

You'll need to build yourself an adaptive component to do what you want.  Take some time to read through Zach Kron's blog, where he outlines a number of different methods of accomplishing what it seems like you're trying to do. 

 

You can do it with a simple array, since each element in the array has to be identical.

 

Hope that helps.

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Re: How to constrain curved ribs on a curved roof line, with curved walls

01-26-2014 03:45 PM in reply to: rosskirby
HI Ross,

Thank you for the tip. Reading through his blog now, seems like it'll take a bit.
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Re: How to constrain curved ribs on a curved roof line, with curved walls

01-26-2014 04:37 PM in reply to: rosskirby

Hi Ross,

 

Checked out the adaptive components with Dynamo.  Very cool, thank you for the tip.

 

While I work on figuring that out, is using a architecture "wall" and editing the profile a good way to put the beams/ribs up? Or would you create them from something else?

 

Im using revit 2014, with all disciplines.

 

Thanks,

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