Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Don't Overkick the Coverage | Embedded Wall Sweeps (etc.)
Don't overkick the coverage??? Yeah, Don't forget the simple solutions, even if you aren't aware of them!!! 

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" 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 
  1.  Make a profile
    1.  Save the profile (duh ;)
    2.  Load the Profile (Really Jay? -Well, yeah... into a project as well... lol ;)
  2. Edit/Duplicate a Wall family
    1. Set the wall thickness (to the flat part of the joints?)
      1. This is where one's geometry may want to be planned (As in: YES PLAN THIS OUT!!!)
  3. Set the embedded wall sweeps to the proper heights and offsets
    1. 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!!!)
  4. Hit Apply to see the preview (Use Section if you haven't stumbled onto that yet ;)
  5. Hit "OK" (Until you are back in the project... YES an OK & COMPLETE button would STILL be useful... Hear Us Dev team???!!!)
  6. Use the walls :D
As my posting/reply said this works unless the walls want to miter... If that's the need then either apply Wall Sweeps (or similar) to a flat wall OR use a void to cut the ends off of these...

Enjoy and remember: REDUCE TO THE MOST SIMPLE POSSIBILITY is often the best policy when it comes to workflows!!! 

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