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Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 3:12:44 PM | Projected Curved Elevation (How to flatten a curved wall in elevation view)

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Is there any way to project a flat elevation of a curved wall?

In reality shop drawings are constantly drawn as projected elevations to get the most accurate dimensions, granted Revit can do all the calculations and spit out a schedule for all the volume and amount of materials required, but it would still be nice to have this feature available so we don't have to make multiple elevations and place them together on a sheet.  It's a real PIA.  I can't believe Revit doesn't have this option.

 


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Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 7:31:59 PM | Projected Curved Elevation (How to flatten a curved wall in elevation view)

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An elevation is a flat "looking" view of a 3D model. Are you looking for an additional element to be generated off a 3d model that is a 2d old school elevation? If so just export the Revit elevation to DWG and import it back in as a detail item or what ever you need. Don't really get what you are trying to get out of this kind of view..


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Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 4:46:14 AM | Projected Curved Elevation (How to flatten a curved wall in elevation view)

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Yes an elevation is technically a 2D view (flat).  But when you draw a curved wall and create a new elevation of that wall it still appears curved in the 2D view.  The view I'm after is a faux view of the curved wall flattened out to get a true length of the wall (circumference flattened).

So making this ( appear | 

It's how a lot of subcontractors price material and draw shop drawings from.


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Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 12:57:32 PM | Projected Curved Elevation (How to flatten a curved wall in elevation view)

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So.. Did the DWG export / import thing give you what you needed or is there somthing else?

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Fri, Jun 8, 2007 at 8:14:53 AM | Projected Curved Elevation (How to flatten a curved wall in elevation view)

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I am also looking for a solution on this topic.. I'm making a scheme of a curved curtain wall, and the contractors need to se the exact dimensions of each panel and mullion, in elevation. Looks like I'm stuck drawing detail lines... Have anyone done this before, or have any ideas on how this can be done? I've tried legend component in legend view, but curtain walls can't be shown in elevation there. Any thoughts deeply appreciated!

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Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 4:21:19 PM | Projected Curved Elevation (How to flatten a curved wall in elevation view)

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I can feel your pain. I can't beleive some people can be so arrogant and short sighted as well (what a combo).

My dilemma is I have a curved wall with tie holes in it. It would be nice to flatten this thing so I can dimension it. Yes, dimension from one end to weach tie hole, and so on, to the other end. 

If I do any kind of dumb export, I loose the "live" ability in Revit. Automation is the key!!!


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Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 4:29:50 PM | Projected Curved Elevation (How to flatten a curved wall in elevation view)

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If these holes have a center, you can add radial dimensions to them in a plan view.  Those are "true" dimensions in the horijontal plane.

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Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 4:49:37 PM | Projected Curved Elevation (How to flatten a curved wall in elevation view)

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That is a good option. However, you would need two views to show the intent instead of one.

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Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 5:55:48 PM | Projected Curved Elevation (How to flatten a curved wall in elevation view)

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think of revit views as a camera with a depth of field. as you may remember from descriptive geometry, we can create the flat plate view from the two views you have outlined above. I have asked this question before. In the old days we called this type of elevation a developed elevation, "flattened". Don't think it is in the cards.

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