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Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 5:34:38 PM | Log walls

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Seems that everyone that trys to do log homes haa problems with revit.  Here is a tip on how do do log walls.

  1. Create  a wall type that is as thick as your thickest walls and build your revit model.
  2. For each wall, do an in-place family - void sweep that is assigned to cut the wall.  See attached profile.
  3. Note that the sweep is taller than the wall and does both sides at the same time. 
  4. Edit the wall profile and insert doors and windows at any time.
  5. Note that the profile can change for each "log" and that one wall can be 1/2 log spaced from the other wall at corners.
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Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 5:37:30 PM | Log walls

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Missed one image

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Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 7:06:20 PM | Log walls

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Way to go WWHub.  Great Tip. 

 Mike


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Sun, Feb 7, 2010 at 2:44:28 PM | Log walls

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Hello !

I've seen your log wall, but I'm not able to make the wall myself.

I'm italian and I'm not good in english.

Could you please post the revit log wal file ?

Many thanks

 Manuele 


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Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 1:49:41 PM | Log walls

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The instructions were given in the initial post.  If you are having problems, you need to tell us what you can do and can't do.

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Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 1:57:15 PM | Log walls

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Hello,

 I tried to make the log wall but my english isn't so good, so my result isn't like your pics.

Could you post the rvt file for the family ? The attached file is what I've done.

Thanks

Regards

Manuele 



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Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 2:05:25 PM | Log walls

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Also, how could you cut the log to fill the surface of the roof ?

Thanks

manuele 


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Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 2:06:01 PM | Log walls

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your results is very similar, you just need to edit your reveal profile or void form which ever you used and make it extends past your wall profile

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Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 2:12:46 PM | Log walls

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You used sweep profiles in your wall type which is ok except they can really overload the project.  You will also notice that the wall will not cut at an angle at a gable end.  That may be fine if a facia covers that area.  These walls are easy to place and move.

 

What I have suggested is something different because it uses a simple wall that is cut in place by a void form.  THis is not as easy to control or place but it takes less overhead in the model.  It is not a family... it is an in-place void extrusion that cuts the wall.


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Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 3:19:19 PM | Log walls

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Thank you for your reply but your suggestions in english are difficult for me to understand complitely.

I work with Revit in Italian, is it a problem for you to send me your file just to compare where I made wrong ?

Thanks

Manuele 


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Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 5:11:00 PM | Log walls

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I found the problem. Many thanks.

Regards

Manuele 


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Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 3:37:26 PM | Log walls

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I might also suggest that you can take that same profile, and make it into a profile family and then assign it to your wall type in the wall type properties panel. This would save you the step of having to make an in place void sweep for every wall.

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Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 3:48:58 PM | Log walls

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greb,

 

Can you explain what your post meant?  Post some images.... I certainly don't understand what you are saying.


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Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 4:58:16 AM | Log walls

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I THINK WHAT HE'S REFERING TO IS THE ABILITY TO APPLY PROFILES/SWEEPS TO WALL TYPES IN ARCH 2011.

SO THAT YOU CAN APPLY A WALL SWEEP TP A WALL TYPE AND NOT HAVE TO ADD IT IN FOR EVERY WALL.



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Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 1:29:26 PM | Log walls

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Sweeps in the wall definition were discussed earlier and as I said "....sweep profiles in your wall type which is ok except they can really overload the project.  You will also notice that the wall will not cut at an angle at a gable end.

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