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Sat, Jul 28, 2012 at 3:50:13 PM | Attaching object to an arc reference line

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 I am using 2012 Revit.  I am trying to attach a solid or void in the shape of a circle to a reference line that is an arc. My goal is to place a parameter on the arc to make multiple solids or voids move an equal distance from the center of the arc reference line. Any suggestions? Rowdy


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Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 12:19:05 PM | Attaching object to an arc reference line

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If you have the 2013 version, Divide & Repeat would be a good option to do that.


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Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 2:07:57 PM | Attaching object to an arc reference line

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http://clubrevit.com/2010/06/30/family-creation-locking-center-points-to-reference-lines/

 

I found the above description how to lock the circle to the end of a reference line which worked only if the reference line was vertical or horizontal when the end of the reference line terrminated at the center of the circle. I had to trim the reference line a distance from the circle, say two inches. Then I was able to lock the "automatic sketch dimensions" to the end point of the reference line by using the tab button multiple times. Keep hitting the tab button until a green dot shows Revit has selected the end point of the reference line. After the selection has occured, then lock the dimensions, both vertical and horizontal. For the novice, make sure you are zoomed out far enough since the graphic symbol of the lock shows up often very far from where you are working. 

The other issues I discovered is that the Reference line may hop at the other end if it is not anchored. If you have a parameter such as Joe's, "distance" and type in "4" feet, you may see the circle move only half the distance you want, while the other end of the reference line leaps the opposite direction, half of the added length you have typed in. Also, if the reference line is at an angle, you may see the line and cirlce jump sideways. This can be fixed by using the anglular dimension command, and lockling your new reference line that is sloped to one that is set vertically or horizontally. If you don't have one, then add one. This work occurs outside of the extrusion mode.

I also discovered that if you are doing muliple objects such as an array of items that you want to move on a radius, one cannot mirror the references, or copy or mirror the objects. I found out afterr completing 4 objects, that mirrorinng them destroyed the locking that I had completed. Which means to do a lot of objects, requires doing each one individually. Which makes my way time consuming. 

I haven't downloaded Revit 13 yet, so thanks for the sugjestion, and I will check it out soon.

Richard

 

 

 


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Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 2:16:56 PM | Attaching object to an arc reference line

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If you're working with the 2012 version, then you can do that as a radial array, not necessarily with a reference line.


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