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Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 4:03:30 PM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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Revit '09.  So, I've created this extrusion to act as a ceiling, and I would like to draw a grid over it, and if possible use that grid to assign different materials to different panels on the grid.  I've tried using the split face tool and it will not allow me to select the faces that are created from the extrusion.  The Red face in the image is the profile that has created the extrusion, which I can split, but I would like to split up the bottom faces for the grid.  The only option I can think of at this point is to create a bunch of different extrusions within one family, so that the edges of each act as the end of the panels on the grid.  I hope this makes sense.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 4:40:29 PM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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here's an easier attachment to view.

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Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 8:41:22 PM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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Click on your component and edit it.  In edit mode you can apply different materials.

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Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 9:05:21 PM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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ya, i realize I'm able to edit it further in edit mode, but I'm still not able to split the face up into a grid like I want.  Here's a better image of what I'm talking about.  The red lines are where I would like the grid drawn, and within those the ability to use different materials.  thanks for the help.

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Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 9:20:49 PM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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In edit mode you can also split the face - see attached image.

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Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 9:33:58 PM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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well, it's not working for me in edit mode.  i have created an in place family using the create tool, and designated it a ceiling.  i drew a profile for an extrusion that i showed you earlier, and when I go to split the face in edit mode, it only allows me to select the face of the extrusion profile, and the verticle faces that are cut in the ceiling(where the lights lie) from the profile drawn.  It will not allow me to select the faces of the ceiling where I showed you I would like the grid to lie.  Thanks again for your help.

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Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 10:22:29 PM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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I did the same as you, creating a compoment, designating it as a ceiling.  I then went back into edit mode, used the split face tool to split one of the faces, and then used the paint tool (bucket) to change the materials of the different faces.

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Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 10:29:51 PM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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ok, this isn't going anywhere.  i'm not sure why I'm unable to do that, but I am unable to do that.  any new ideas, or reasons why that wouldn't be working for me?  thanks.

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Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 10:32:38 AM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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Save the component and post it as a family.  I will check it.

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Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 10:38:20 PM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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I worked around the issue by simply creating multiple extrusions whereby each seperate extrusion's end serves as the latitudinal grid line, and drawing a small kink in the extrusion profile to create the longitudinal gridline.  Too much work for what should be a very simple task, though....hmmm, it seems i'm unable to save this family as it's own family outside of the project.  it exists as a compound ceiling w/in the project, but when I try to "save to library" it can't be found.  not sure how to fix that either, but here it is in it's own project file.  thanks for your help.

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Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 10:45:23 PM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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I worked around the issue by simply creating multiple extrusions whereby each seperate extrusion's end serves as the latitudinal grid line, and drawing a small kink in the extrusion profile to create the longitudinal gridline.  Too much work for what should be a very simple task, though....hmmm, it seems i'm unable to save this family as it's own family outside of the project.  it exists as a compound ceiling w/in the project, but when I try to "save to library" it can't be found.  not sure how to fix that either, but here it is in it's own project file.  thanks for your help.

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Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 10:46:22 PM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 10:58:48 PM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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got it under 2mbs.  here it is.

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Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 9:33:50 PM | split face tool on curved extrusion

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did you get anywhere with that?

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