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Fri, May 28, 2010 at 9:56:02 AM | Chaning mass objects#1

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I am unclear as to how to use mass objects.

For example, I created an altar dais with steps and such and changed the obect to "concrete" in the materials category under the element properties.  However, I when I go and turn off the mass layer so as not to see the other mass objects I have made to make things like the roof, the dais turns off too.  I solved this by making the different levels of the alter out of a "foundation" and the stairs through various levels of small grade beams, but I've got to think there is a better way.  Is there any way just to keep the mass object a material without it being on the "mass" layer?

 

As a follow up to that question, what is the best practice for using mass objects?  Are you suppose to erase them after the object is created?  If you make a roof from a mass then stretch the mass to make a wall does it screw something else up? Why when I stretch the roof that I made from a mass(but not stretch the mass) do I get an error message?

 

Bunch of questions I know, but I keep running into these kind of issues without finding clear answers from the "help"

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Fri, May 28, 2010 at 10:24:54 AM | Chaning mass objects#1

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When you create a "Mass" family it's just like that "MASS", they are useful to create mass studies and complicated forms/shapes but you don't use that to create Stairs or Ramps or walls, you have tools for that in Revit, you can apply Walls, roofs, floors and curtain system by face to those masses, if you create a "Sloped wall" or a roof by face and now you want to change the angle of the wall (for example), edit the mass, change what you want then just pick in the wall or roof and pick in "Remake", the wall and roof automatically readjust the new position...


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Sun, May 30, 2010 at 4:30:04 AM | Chaning mass objects#1

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I was reading all of these comments and I have to say this:you don't get the point

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Sun, May 30, 2010 at 11:01:15 AM | Chaning mass objects#1

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NO, You don't get the point, read my post again carefully and you will see all answers are there...

 


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Sun, May 30, 2010 at 11:56:52 PM | Chaning mass objects#1

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Just to second Typhoon's comments, please read his solution as it is correct and clear as can be.  I wouldn't go saying bad things about people trying to help you out here that have ton's of Revit experience.  If you were to look for answers like these without the use of this forum, the charges go at around $125 - 300 an hour.  Your posts indicate a complete lack of basic understanding of Revit and an unwillingness to accept an answer when given by one of the premeir Revit users in the world.  I know personally that the quickest way to get me to not answer a post is to insult me as you have done Typhoon.  I would suggest growing up and issuing an appology.

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Mon, May 31, 2010 at 10:15:41 AM | Chaning mass objects#1

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Tom, thank you and Welcome to the Jungle man...

 


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Mon, May 31, 2010 at 1:39:32 PM | Typhoon

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Quoting Typhoon from 2010-05-31 05:15:41

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Tom, thank you and Welcome to the Jungle man...

 

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Tom's an old hand here, he use to be a site moderator before leaving for Autodesk. i"ll share a fox hole with him in any battle.

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Quoting coreed from 2010-05-31 08:39:32

"Tom's an old hand here, he use to be a site moderator before leaving for Autodesk. i"ll share a fox hole with him in any battle."
 
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