Building the Muscle for a Revit Family with Donnia Tabor-Hanson

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Once your bones and ligaments (I mean, your Reference Planes and Parameters) are set in a family it is time to start doing some muscle building.

 

Let’s talk about extrusions, sweeps, blends, and such, both solid and voids. See how the way a family is built has a lot to do with the weight of the family. Let’s explore some best practices for building muscle.

 

Below you'll find the recording - AND you may like to visit the complete playlist for this series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdlF7MirPEC0dZCptV5lxiDfopfrWBdjA

 

 

 

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  • Thursday, June 03, 2021
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donnia.tabor-hanson
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AussieBIMGuru and Gavin's package

§https://github.com/aussieBIMguru/Crumple

Twitter @AussieBimGuru and @thebimguru

YouTube as Aussie BIM Guru

§https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Az1G0pla_k

§https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arEYfAJp7Y8

 

 

 

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In today's video we revisit my very first Dynamo script video on the channel; improvements to be made and we get it to work in Revit 2020 using the Orchid package instead. I hope you enjoy the session and learn something new! Feel free to comment any feedback/questions below, or follow my channel
Today's video shows how to take advantage of the Orchid custom package to set formulae fields in Revit family parameters. This video acts as an extension to my second video (Add Shared Parameters to families using Dynamo). I hope you enjoy the session and learn something new! Feel free to comment
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WOW - that was a lot to go over today. Hope you got something from that quick building session. Hope you are looking forward to sessions coming up.

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Are you going to post a video of what you went over today?

Yes, they will be posting it when it is ready. Hope you get something from that.

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Something about that question of when to do a Sweep as opposed to doing an Extrusions, let me add something. I got to thinking about this more and more as to why I would do it one way or another. I was doing a back splash on a work table. Often when a work table like that goes into a corner or a room it would have walls on a side and the back. By doing a sweep I can easily generate another vertex on the path by editing the sweep and drawing a line along the side of the table with the wall. An extrusion could not do that. Hope this clarifies this more @KIMBERLY.FURMAN.

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I thought that this Drop In Sink showed a lot of what I was talking about today. Since we did not get to do a lot with voids and that is the star of this family, I thought I would share. Hope it helps someone out.

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It is in 2019 because that can be brought up, later versions could not be taken back. I build all I can in the earliest version I can because of ongoing projects.

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I thought you might like to see the comparison of voids, extrusions and weight on the families. I did a screen capture of each and put it in this doc for you.

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There was a question about Reporting Parameters. Since I have never used those before, and I am not afraid to admit it, I went searching. Here is what I found out. 

Autodesk Help file describes a use for them as a parameter type that has its value driven by a particular dimension in the family model. Their example for this is to develop a curtain panel with reporting parameters for the lengths. 

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/revit-products/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2016/EN...

 

A good video that I found by paulfaubin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=296HV3l18Tg

 

And another video by Balkan Architect that I found interesting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ADPVGzj6y4

 

I hope this answers the questions on Reporting Parameters.

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Hey @donnia.tabor-hanson, That video is a blast from the past. Just watched and it all still  applies even though the video was recorded many Revit versions ago. 

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I could not find a later one. I do always like to give credit where credit is due. I don’t know that I could have explained it better. It was not on topic today in the Community Conversation but someone posed a question in the chat. That is how it got up there. Thanks again.

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Anyone check out that Revit family that was attached? Did it help you in learning about adding a void to a family?

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Don't forget to sign up for the next installment of Revit Family Building.

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/community-conversations/materials-and-how-they-put-some-skin-in-the-g...

I hope to have some Tips & Tricks time towards the end of the session.

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The next in the series of Family Counseling is coming up next week. Even if you are not able to attend you should sign up so you can get the notification when the recording is available. 

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/community-conversations/materials-and-how-they-put-some-skin-in-the-g...

Hope you can make it!

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If you had questions that you would like to ask me I will be doing a live Q&A session on the Autodesk Revit Community Group on Facebook today. Join for free if you have not already. Bring your questions there today at 2pm Eastern time. https://www.facebook.com/groups/adskrevitcommunity

 

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I should tell you this goes from 2-3pm Eastern today.

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I will have to watch the recording as I have recently been informed of another meeting that will interfere.
That is why we have these recorded. It is always good to sign up for them even if you can't make it because you get a notice when the video has been uploaded.
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OH wait, the Facebook thing is not recorded by video. It is a Q&A thing that will have the questions and answers posted after the event. Sorry, I misunderstood your response in here and it being about the Facebook event.

 

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