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Monday, March 18, 2019

Residential Revit: Parametric Angled Wood Bracket

Today, I am going to continue the "Residential Revit" series with the same project from last week: The Rocky Mountain Modern House.  Today, we are going to look at a family that I created specifically for this project (but continue to use on other projects to date). The family is a fully parametric wood bracket with a steel plate and some bolts (seen above and below).

Continue reading to learn some of the family creation techniques I used to create the family and download it for yourself to use and explore...

To see the bracket in context here a couple of shots of the Rocky Mountain Modern house:

Notice the brackets on the main column to the right of this image.

These brackets repeat along the "engawa" wrapping the central court yard.

What I really wanted to focus on in the tutorial for this bracket is the technique I used to make an angular parameter.  Immediately, you may think of using a reference line and an angular dimension...  But, those of you who have created families this way will know that this type of rig can break... a lot.

The technique I use is all thanks to the great Marcello... I can't remember what year he gave a session at BILTNA and talked about this, but it was life changing...  Thanks Marcello!

Check out the tutorial below to find out more:

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