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Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 10:46:04 AM | Composite decking not shown in 3D views

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Hi,

 I'm making a few detail floorplates using Revit + 3DS MAX (both 2009) and would ideally like to keep things correctly proportioned.  To that end I've created a slab using a metal deck profile in Revit which looks great in elevation but the slab just shows as a big cuboid with no deck when viewed in 3D. 

Does anyone know if it's possible to 'turn on' the decking in 3D or is it 2D only.

Thanks in advance for any help!


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Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 10:58:59 AM | Composite decking not shown in 3D views

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Hi, what is the shape in Profile you want for your "Metal Deck"? put an image with that... if this is what i think it's very simple to do that in 3D....

 


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Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 11:06:04 AM | Composite decking not shown in 3D views

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Hi,

 I'm trying to use the deck shown on the left of the attached image.  The pic on the right is how it actually shows up in 3D (add also how it exports).

 Granted it's not that difficult to make something like this in 3DS MAX but it seems a waste of time if Revit CAN do it, I just don't think it can.

Thanks for the quick reply!



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Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 11:32:16 AM | Composite decking not shown in 3D views

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"Granted it's not that difficult to make something like this in 3DS MAX but it seems a waste of time if Revit CAN do it, I just don't think it can" YES IT CAN, it's very easy, First: create a "Family Profile" with that shape only like this "_|-|_", you can add some parameters if you want to control the dimension of that profile, save the profile and load to the project, Second: in project create a slab BUT use the "Roof by footprint" define the slopes you want for your slab, if you don't want slope don't put "Define Slope", after create the slab pick them and go to the properties and in Top change to "Glazed Sloped", this is the secret, you gonna use this like in curtain wall, then in the same proper. don't forget to "duplicate" and give another name because in this way if you have anothers "Glazed sloped" in project don't gonna affect them, go to "grid 1 or 2" (you must check what grid you gonna need) and change to "Fixed distance" and give a value to that distance, ok, ok, the roof now is a Glazed slab divide by the lines like in curtain grids, Thirth: select by crossing that "slab", in menu bar go to "Filters", deselect all and select only the "PANELS" pick Ok, now only the panels are selected, go to properties, "Edit/New" and in "Profile" select the profile name you create in the "Family Profile" and "Vóila", it's done, if you want to change the space between them pick in the sloped glazed and change in the properties in the values of the Grids....

 


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Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 11:46:22 AM | Composite decking not shown in 3D views

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OH, after this, don't forget to create a simple "Slab" with the thickness you need in Bottom of this "Slab/Roof"...

 


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Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 11:55:48 AM | Composite decking not shown in 3D views

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Thanks for the suggestion.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to work through your tutorial (it all went pear shaped after the change to sloped glazing) and to be honest it's probably more of a fudge than just making the whole thing in 3D (I still want to use the slab in Revit for analytical purposes, it just frustrates me that it doesn't show correctly in 3D).

I've attached what I'm working on anyway, I think the net effect is just as good as what I could've achieved through Revit.

Cheers!



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Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 12:25:46 PM | Composite decking not shown in 3D views

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yeah, "A Image paint more than 1000 words", I create a video with this today when i can...

 


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Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 9:48:57 PM | Composite decking not shown in 3D views

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Hi, see the 1º video: http://screencast.com/t/trJwHTYMmH

                 2º video:  http://screencast.com/t/QhyBfWqsO

 

 


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Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 1:38:56 PM | Composite decking not shown in 3D views

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Hoofrid, 

That's a nice looking composite deck.  I'm a student in the architectural engineering studies and I am designing a structure in Revit.  Since we don't have a course here to teach us Revit, most of what I know has been through reading and experimentation.  Could you assist me in creating a deck such as the image you had posted?  I'm still a newbie to Revit, but I'm learning....


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Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 7:53:52 AM | Composite decking not shown in 3D views

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Yes i totally agree with you.I used composite decking.Composite decking represents a family-friendly, low-maintenance deck that endures all year round. smooth surface that is not prone to splintering, making it safe for children's bare feet.cleaning your composite deck  is also easy.

 

 

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