Until the impossible time where you remember and know everything available in software X (Revit in this case) you had better keep that ego in check...
I mean, keep a sense that you can learn something new at any moment... keep in mind that there is always something new to learn... Even by the "experts"...me included; this is a fight every day; using my supposed knowledge but keeping, always keeping a view to the unknowns just out of sight ;)
Socrates, Einstein, Hitchens and so many other amazing people, have kept a sense of unending growth and exploring ideas and unless you are greater than our greatest minds throughout all of history; just back off the ego of thinking you know anything, let alone everything!!! Philosophy 101, right!
Anyhow... I was dropping in on RevitForum (yeah, that's a link, as most all images too ;) and saw a post asking how to build a log building...I have seen many methods out there and yet I have never seen perhaps the most simple one... does that mean it doesn't exist 'out there'? NO, I just never saw one is all...Anyhow (again) here's a solution that may be (See: IS) often overlooked so I thought I'd share the solution here as well and let fly ;)
Embedded Wall Sweeps
- Make a profile
- Save the profile (duh ;)
- Load the Profile (Really Jay? -Well, yeah... into a project as well... lol ;)
- Edit/Duplicate a Wall family
- Set the wall thickness (to the flat part of the joints?)
- This is where one's geometry may want to be planned (As in: YES PLAN THIS OUT!!!)
- Set the embedded wall sweeps to the proper heights and offsets
- Notice the quick example I created would (probably) like to have it's top and bottom sweeps to be different, depending on the design (Remember: PLAN THIS OUT!!!)
- Hit Apply to see the preview (Use Section if you haven't stumbled onto that yet ;)
- Hit "OK" (Until you are back in the project... YES an OK & COMPLETE button would STILL be useful... Hear Us Dev team???!!!)
- Use the walls :D
Enjoy and remember: REDUCE TO THE MOST SIMPLE POSSIBILITY is often the best policy when it comes to workflows!!!