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Thu, Jan 24, 2008 at 6:21:01 PM | How to get Volume for Family object

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If anybody knows how to get Volume for Family object?

May be I can use Autocad to get it?


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Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 1:26:19 PM | How to get Volume for Family object

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I have this question too - I'd like to find a way to schedule volume of an object within a family (as a reporting parameter).  I'm trying to make a family to represent tanks in an aquarium.. Not all the tanks will be rectangular so I am hoping to not use a formula.


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Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 2:59:18 PM | How to get Volume for Family object

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I think you will have to use share parameters and set up a formula inside the family in order to get the "volume" (which should be a parameter) to show up in a schedule. A simple formula (like Length x Width x Height for rectangle shape should do it)

 

 


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Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 3:19:30 PM | How to get Volume for Family object

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Something else you could do is to create a material takeoff schedule. It wouldn't be a parameter inside your family, but it should work for any shape or size of family.


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Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 3:23:25 PM | How to get Volume for Family object

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If I only had rectangular elements that would be fine, but i will also need to be scheduling volumes for elements that are cylindrical, trapezoidal, etc.. not all symmetrical and some made as in place families.   It seems like I can do it with a mass family, but that of course creates funky issues with visibility.


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Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 3:28:47 PM | How to get Volume for Family object

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thanks TKennedy - that's a perfect solution!


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Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 3:35:23 PM | How to get Volume for Family object

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I am not sure if using mass family is a good idea though since they can't be scheduled in material takeoff


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Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 3:45:32 PM | How to get Volume for Family object

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thanks TKennedy - that's a perfect solution!


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