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Monday, February 23, 2009

Parametric Wall Sweeps.

This next tutorial is a good introduction to using parameters in Revit. Parametric design is a major advantage to using Revit and essential to becoming an efficient and great Revit user. I thought a great way to introduce parameters is to create a parametric profile. Check out the video below:

Parametric Wall Sweeps

14 comments:

cadalot said...

Great Tutorial, only one problem it's bigger than my screen at my current resolution 1024x768, so what resolution do you make these at and what's the best for viewing the whole screen?

James said...

Good stuff! One question...

How do you create a sweep along the top of a sloped wall (not tilted), i.e. one that has been profile edited? Is it even possible?

The Revit Kid said...

Thanks!

I am looking into your question right now... When/If i find out I will post a tutorial within the next week. Feel free to email me at pinheiro.jeff@gmail.com with any other questions.

Anonymous said...

Very good tutorial. When doing brick sills under windows with diferent sill heights on the same wall. do you one create segments of a sweep, or multiple sweeps?

The Revit Kid said...

I will post a video tutorial trying to explain what you mean within the next week. I am not 100 percent sure about your question but I think the short answer is that the brick sill for a window will be part of the window family. I will have to post a tutorial to show what I mean.

James said...
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James said...

I asked earlier about wall sweeps on sloped (profiled) walls. Wall sweeps on those elements just weren't working out. What I ended up doing was cheating and creating a mini roof over each parapet wall and then using roof fascia to detail it. This also eliminates the need to profile the wall, as the roof (parapet cap) can now control wall elevation. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

James you can do roof facias and slab edges off of model lines. So no need for the small roof just put a model line to match the wall, and if you pick lines and lock then the model line will move with the profile edit of a wall.

mack

The Revit Kid said...

Yes... there are lots of different ways to go about it. I would not suggest to add a little roof. I made a tutorial for it and it will be posting soon (tomorrow I believe). You could do as mack said or try the route I took. Added a roof will do nothing but give you a headache in the future.

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Anonymous said...

eh, how do you make the parametric profile sweep follow a wall opening (edge turn). right now where i have a wall opening, the swept profile stays on, blocking the opening.

thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to add parameters of Profiles to the wall Type so that you could just select each wall and modify profile parameters from within the wall parameter list? One would expect Revit would do this automatically if it sees any parameters from the linked profile.

The Architect said...

TRK -

Can you post a quick video of how to wrap a wall cap profile (like a precast wall cap) at the end of a wall and a hosted wall sweep like a base or cornice on the face of the wall around the end of the wall?

Thanks, Curt

Laura Giglio Moore said...

Is it possible to create a parapet wall cap with a parameter which determines the wall width and adds 50mm equally to each side maintaining the centerline of cap and wall? Shared parameters? Basically, I want to use the same simple parapet wall cap on walls of different overall thicknesses.