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Tue, May 8, 2012 at 11:39:36 PM | Topo contours




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This might sound odd, but it's become a necessity. 

Anyone know if Revit will report the length of a contour line?  I have a jurisdiction that uses that info to define lot coverage.  The lot in question has a massive downslope and probably a hundred contours lines that I DO NOT want to have to measure by hand or even with the measure tool.

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Wed, May 9, 2012 at 12:55:26 PM | Topo contours



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I think you are out of luck here.  I haven't seen anything like that in Revit.  The civil aspect isn't quite up to speed for Revit yet but its definetly still worth it.

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Wed, May 9, 2012 at 12:59:15 PM | Topo contours




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Hey - this is a SketchUp Pro work-around - I know maybe not what you want, but saves manually measuring.

So I exported a 3D view to dwg format, imported it into to Google SketchUp pro, exploded it, deleted the faces - AND -

double clicked on one of the remaining contour lines - it will select all of the connected topo lines

watch the entities window - it will report the total length of ALL the selected lines (see second attached image)

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Wed, May 9, 2012 at 1:19:10 PM | Topo contours



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Never heard of such a thing... and really kind of crazy.  No relationship to anything and topo lines are arbitrary.


There is no way to schedule lines in Revit and there is no way to measure or even pick individual topo lines in Revit.


You will have to do this the same way you always did.



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