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Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 11:45:05 AM | Issues creating a family that works

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Hi guys and girls,I'm extremely 'green' when it comes to Revit Structure (i have been on the essentials course) and also the only person in the department using the software so this is probably going to be the first of many questions!!

I'm having issues with a family i've created with the help of the help files and other family files to see what parameters are needed. When I load my family into my project it doesn't behave how I'm expecting it too. At first it'd load in but not stretch between the columns i've created giving me the stick analsys with a section of beam stuck in the middle. Now it wont even do that!

Could one of you take a look at my file and tell me where i've gone wrong please?Many thanksAdam



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Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 4:03:13 PM | Issues creating a family that works

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first, from what I think you are trying to achieve, an extrusion would work better, anytime geometry is going to be in one plane, then use an extrusion, if it needs to curve, or change it's plane, then use a sweep (an extrusion is a sweep with a simple linear path).  When you create your families, use reference lines and reference planes first, dimension to them, and flex your model prior to adding any "skin".  These are the "bones" of your model, make sure they work first, then add in your geometry and lines, constraining them to the reference planes and lines.  Remember, there is a heirachy, reference planes, reference lines, geometry & lines...  Build in that order.  Try to never use a dimension to "skin" as it can get ripped right off the "bones" Smile  I hope this helps, good luck!

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Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 8:01:32 AM | Issues creating a family that works

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Thanks, i'll give this a try.

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