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kate_vanhout
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10-31-2012 12:38 PM

I am using Revit Architecture 2013 and I was wondering if there is a way to make model text vertical instead of horizontal? I am creating an address stone that we put on the front of our homes but the nunbers need to run vertically.  I am creating an address stone family and would like to be able to have the numbered address a changeable parameter but if I change the numbers they go back to being horizontal.  Any suggestions?

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ccollins
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Re: Model Text

10-31-2012 01:13 PM in reply to: kate_vanhout

Individual Model Text letters stacked vertically?

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CADastrophe
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Re: Model Text

10-31-2012 01:34 PM in reply to: ccollins

ccollins wrote:

"Individual Model Text letters stacked vertically?"


I would agree. Attached is an example family that can take a 3-digit number as a parameter value and then split it up amongst three separate Model Text elements. Revit 2013.

 

 

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kate_vanhout
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Re: Model Text

10-31-2012 02:47 PM in reply to: CADastrophe

Sweet! Thanks so much, I had no idea you could have a formula like that... this is exactly what I was looking for! I don't think I would have been able to figure this out on my own!

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Re: Model Text

10-31-2012 05:52 PM in reply to: kate_vanhout

oh, if we just had a little bit of the same functions that were available in the old-an-good Autolisp, we didn't need to do those long formulas in Revit. If we just had something such as "stoi" (to convert string to integer), or "strcat" (for concatenating strings)... OK, I will keep dreaming...:smileysad:

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CADastrophe
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Re: Model Text

11-01-2012 05:24 AM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

The limitations of the formulaic functions is horrible thing, indeed, and has been one of my top 5 problems with Revit.

Take a peek at the attachment in this thread to see a monster I had created as a result...

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Re: Model Text

11-01-2012 05:57 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Holy Cow! That is a monster formula. As I said, if we just had 1/10th of the functions that we used to have in that old programming language, formulas in Revit would be so much easier.

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Re: Model Text

06-01-2013 11:15 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Nice forumulas!  It is a pitty that the number to text formulas are necessary.

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Re: Model Text

06-01-2013 11:18 AM in reply to: Alfredo_Medina

Alfredo_Medina wrote:

oh, if we just had a little bit of the same functions that were available in the old-an-good Autolisp, we didn't need to do those long formulas in Revit. If we just had something such as "stoi" (to convert string to integer), or "strcat" (for concatenating strings)... OK, I will keep dreaming...:smileysad:


I would settle for the ability to use VBScript, like that "other" program has.  Converting numeric values to strings and string to numeric values (not to mention concatentation) are basic computer functions that have been around for a long time.

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Re: Model Text

06-01-2013 11:49 AM in reply to: kate_vanhout

Hi, David !

 

Yes, I know, but how come Revit does not have those basic functions? :smileysad:

 

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