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Monday, January 25, 2010

Tutorial - Create a Smooth Helix

Zach, over at Buildz, is constantly posting crazy conceptual shapes made in Revit. This is no exception. Great post and proves the versatility of Revit 2010.

Another repeat question: "How do I make a smooth parametric helix in Revit?"

Here's a quick (2 minute) video. The basic principle is to make a rig with a controlled vertical offset and rotation, and then hang your geometry on it. In this example I use a rectangular form to create the rig, but you could use just about anything.