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Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 6:02:55 AM | How do you center a cased opening in a wall?

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I'm just trying to work through the Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011: No Experience Required book by Eric Wing and am having problems with something pretty basic from what I'm reading around here.  :o

 

If anyone has the book it's on page 195. In Figure 4.52 the bottom right-hand quadrant of four rooms has cased openings between them. When I go to place the cased opening as a component the temporary dimensions do everything but centerline of the opening to the center point of a length of wall. I thought a triangle was supposed to show up, but nooooo. I tried the align tool and was able to select the center of the cased opening, but there was no reference line to mark the center point of the length of wall.

That's a real bummer when I have soooo much more to learn and am getting stuck on this.

 

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Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 1:47:14 PM | How do you center a cased opening in a wall?

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you will find in Revit that even though a continuous wall is broken, Revit still treats the wall as continuous segment when placing objects in that wall.

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Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 5:24:05 PM | How do you center a cased opening in a wall?

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So, the least complicated way to do this would be to do a little math (length of wall minus opening size, divided by two), use a temporary dimension, and place it by the side of the opening in the length of wall?

...or use the offset tool with a reference line at that same number.

 



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Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 6:16:51 PM | How do you center a cased opening in a wall?

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No, the easiest way to locate your opening is to quicky add a dimension from wall to opening center to wall then click on the EQ and delete the dimension.

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Quoting WWHub from 2011-01-12 12:16:51

"No, the easiest way to locate your opening is to quicky add a dimension from wall to opening center to wall then click on the EQ and delete the dimension."

That did it!

 As a newbie to Revit I'm going through the book I mentioned. After that I was going to go through a bunch of videos on YouTube created by Autodesk Student Experts TU Graz from Austria. After that I was going to dive into the Mastering book that is the official guide.

Do yinz think I could be ready for the certification by then or are there other resources you recommend?

Thanks,

Gene

 ps Did you hear? Pittsburgh's goin' to the Super Bowl.  ;o)

 



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