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Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 2:30:46 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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Hello all. I'm currently designing a building, simple steel frame construction. The roof steel on the building has a 12:1 slope to accomodate a Vicwest roof cladding system. My question is, if it's possible to create a "True View" of the sloped portions of the roof, so that the steel isn't skewed to the view and I can get accurate dimensions to the steel members. I feel like I should know this one already. Thanks in advance for any help. Currently using Revit Structure 2010.

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Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 2:36:30 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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Im confused, how does a true view differ from if you took an elevational or sectional view ?

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Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 2:41:05 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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See this thread:http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=19496 

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Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 2:45:17 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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Your orthogonal views (sections, elevations, plans) should be as true as it gets.  It seems like you are viewing the model in perspective or 3d mode.  Try cutting a section under the views tab and see if that helps.   

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Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 2:45:58 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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sorry sounds like i was way off

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Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 3:17:48 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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Yeah, sorry if the wording of my question confused anyone. I was looking to create a view that was perpendicular to a sloped roof, we call them true views in the office here. Thanks for the help WWHub. I find it kind of strange that there isn't a tool for this, but the section trick will do for now. Also, how do I set the reference plane as active to the section? Will this lock the section perpendicular to wherever the reference plane is?


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Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 3:27:28 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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set the plane to active under the home tab/ work plane tab/ set - then pick the plane you want active in that view

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Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 3:39:04 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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Yeah, sorry if the wording of my question confused anyone. I was looking to create a view that was perpendicular to a sloped roof, we call them true views in the office here. Thanks for the help WWHub. I find it kind of strange that there isn't a tool for this, but the section trick will do for now. Also, how do I set the reference plane as active to the section? Will this lock the section perpendicular to wherever the reference plane is?


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Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 3:42:43 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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Thanks HWurtele.


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Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 4:13:41 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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Do what I suggested in the post I refered you to.  You need a view that is parallel with your slope.  The only way to do that is by section.  The refernce plane was for the other poster.  In your case, you want the view to be "normal" to your slope.  Just setting the reference plane in a plane view will not help you.  The dimensions in a plan view are normal to that view...


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Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 5:42:44 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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Hello, I have been wanting to do the same but for a floor plan. However your section technique does not allow me to get the door swing, and for some reasons, it gives a very glitchy view of the floor plan. Did Revit added any options to do a correct sloped floor plan view in Revit 2017?

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 6:29:38 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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What do you mean by "correct sloped floor plan view" ?

 

Gravity is real so most building elements conform to that rule.  If you had a sloping floor plan, walls running perpindicular to the slope would show one side in partial, foreshortened elevation.  And yes, door swings only show in a true plan view.  Do you want your doors to be cocked at an angle ?

 

In my almost 50 years as an architect, I have done a lot of sloping floors in industry.  At no time did I ever want to confuse the field by having a sloping plan.  You use a normal plan and use spot elevations and or slope arrows to show the floor.


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Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 7:22:40 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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My issue with using normal floor plan view, is that my floor is sloping over 250ft at a 1:10 slope, making it impossible for me to see everything within one floor plan view, unless I cut a lot higher above, but I won't cut through most of the walls and won't get any door swing.


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Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 7:25:42 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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My issue with using normal floor plan view, is that my floor is sloping over 250ft at a 1:10 slope, making it impossible for me to see everything within one floor plan view, unless I cut a lot higher above, but I won't cut through most of the walls and won't get any door swing.


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Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 3:31:22 PM | True plan view of sloped steel?

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No reason to use a sloping plan, you can use a floor plan with stepped plan regions.


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