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Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 11:23:32 AM | Creating my model from a linked Rhino file




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Hi Everyone


I require some much needed advice about the process of creating my new Revit model from a rough, but well progressed Rhino model.


A little info first. The Rhino model is only the roof of the proposed building. The roof is a very complex curved roof, based on the contours of the site it is being built on.. Imagine a sheet of bubblewrap, but all the bubbles are scattered, and are of different radaii, and some raise from the sheet and some sink into the sheet. Perhaps a poor description but it's the best i got.


I have linked the Rhino model into Revit through a dwg file, which displays exactly as it should. No complaints there. However, when i go to insert a beam using the 'pick lines method, they are all inserted on one level. Now if i knew the levels for the end of beams i could manually correct this, but it would take ages. Is there a process i could use where i can create the beam exasctly where the line is. The line would therefor be my tos of steel reference.


This has been bugging me for a while now so any help would be grateful.





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Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 12:00:05 AM | Creating my model from a linked Rhino file



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If I'm reading you right, there's not easy way to do this. My only advice would be to create reference planes that sit on the lines of this imported surface. You may then be able to draw a model line on that reference plane and subsequently assign your beam to that line. Judging by the fact that your beams all come in on the same level, it sounds like an issue of reference planes. It may take a while to get everything lined up, but that's the best I got.


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