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grahamillion
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Wall Sweeps - Pattern

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10-11-2006 09:47 AM
I do a lot of shingle style houses. The walls frequently flare out as it meets the foundation wall. I have done this by adding a curved sweep to the base of the wall. When I do this the fill pattern turns upside down and can not be rotated. Also a line is created where the sweep meets the wall. This is undesirable. The line can be deleted with the line work tool, but is occur in every exterior view. Rendering this also results in an incorrect orientation of the map. See attached example.

Revit Flared Shakes

After searching posts and trying various things, I came up with a solution to similar problems I was having while trying to do flared shakes.

Problem 1: Upside down shakes.  Shakes come in upside down on wall.  Shakes on wall sweep for flare also upside down.  It is possible to rotate the shakes on the main wall, but was unable to rotate shakes on curved wall sweep.  I think rotating patterns on curves isn't allowed.

Solution: Draw wall as normal.  Starting from left or from right seems to make no difference.  Pattern comes in upside down.  Now, flip the wall (in plan using the arrows).  Pattern is now reversed (and upright for shakes).  Now, wall sweep shingles are also upright.

Problem 2: Aligning patterns on curved sweep and wall:  While it's possible to use Align to move curved sweep pattern left and right, it will not work when trying to move the pattern up and down (along the curved portion).  Found the solution here: http://revitelemental.blogspot.com/2010/05/aligning-hatch-patterns-on-curved.html

In 3D view, tab select the horizontal part of the pattern. Next click Rotate tool.  End of pattern highlights with a square.  Move this along the curve to the proper point.  It moves!

Now curved sweep has upright shakes and aligned pattern. Cool.

I hope this helps someone else.  It took me 3 hours to solve this!

*Brian
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Re: Wall Sweeps - Pattern

10-11-2006 12:05 PM in reply to: grahamillion
have you tried to move the sweep (in the wall sweep family) down 2'-6" -
then adjust you offset from base on in the wall structure 'sweeps' to 2'-6"
above the base? I've had trouble with base point proximity in a hosted
profile before - sometimes adjusting the location of the profile then
compansating in the model seems to work for sills and heads cutting or not.
seems to be starting from the wrong end. oh wait...that gives me an idea...

go to plan and flip the wall (this worked). or redraw the wall picking end
points opposite of the problem walls. or maybe mirror the profile to the
other side of the wall (only if your desperate:smileyhappy:

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I do a lot of shingle style houses. The walls frequently flare out as it
meets the foundation wall. I have done this by adding a curved sweep to the
base of the wall. When I do this the fill pattern turns upside down and can
not be rotated. Also a line is created where the sweep meets the wall. This
is undesirable. The line can be deleted with the line work tool, but is
occur in every exterior view. Rendering this also results in an incorrect
orientation of the map. See attached e
xample.
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mg588588
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Registered: ‎12-20-2012
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Re: Wall Sweeps - Pattern

12-20-2012 05:40 PM in reply to: grahamillion

Revit Flared Shakes

After searching posts and trying various things, I came up with a solution to similar problems I was having while trying to do flared shakes.

Problem 1: Upside down shakes.  Shakes come in upside down on wall.  Shakes on wall sweep for flare also upside down.  It is possible to rotate the shakes on the main wall, but was unable to rotate shakes on curved wall sweep.  I think rotating patterns on curves isn't allowed.

Solution: Draw wall as normal.  Starting from left or from right seems to make no difference.  Pattern comes in upside down.  Now, flip the wall (in plan using the arrows).  Pattern is now reversed (and upright for shakes).  Now, wall sweep shingles are also upright.

Problem 2: Aligning patterns on curved sweep and wall:  While it's possible to use Align to move curved sweep pattern left and right, it will not work when trying to move the pattern up and down (along the curved portion).  Found the solution here: http://revitelemental.blogspot.com/2010/05/aligning-hatch-patterns-on-curved.html

In 3D view, tab select the horizontal part of the pattern. Next click Rotate tool.  End of pattern highlights with a square.  Move this along the curve to the proper point.  It moves!

Now curved sweep has upright shakes and aligned pattern. Cool.

I hope this helps someone else.  It took me 3 hours to solve this!

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