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Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 5:58:57 AM | Getting away from have Bench Tops/Counter Tops with Parametric holes for Sinks

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I am only using Plain Bench Tops/Counter Tops (No Holes)

I have added a piece of Bench Top to my Sinks; it is fixed Parametrically so that for a bigger or smaller sink the bench part adjusts with it. 

The Bench part to my Sink has very specific parameters, the Bench Thickness is "Instance", it has a "Yes/No" Type parameter, (always switched off.) plan view is "Unticked", it is attached to the "Top of Counter Top" reference plane as is the Sink,  the part is shaped with rounded corners (As the Counter Cut Outs would be)

The sink is added into the Project just as normal, just place it onto your Counter Top in the position you want; At this point your counter Top will pass through you sink!

Now all you have to do is use the REVIT "Cut Geometry" sellect your Counter Top, then the Sink and "WHALLA", you now have your  "Counter Top" with a  Cut Out, this approach allows you to move the sink and the cut out moves with it, if you delete the sink the Bench is repaired, (No Hole). (If you Hide the Sink Your Bench Top should have a Hole in it)

 

Have a look at the Sink Uploaded and try!



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Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 4:30:23 PM | Getting away from have Bench Tops/Counter Tops with Parametric holes for Sinks

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Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 5:15:28 PM | Getting away from have Bench Tops/Counter Tops with Parametric holes for Sinks

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What family category are you using for your counters?


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Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 7:27:09 PM | Getting away from have Bench Tops/Counter Tops with Parametric holes for Sinks

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albeys,

I did not look at your family but it looks like a good process.  The counter with the hole has always been a poor solution.

 

We have what we called a niche family.  It was originally used as a wall niche but right away we recognized other uses.  It is a face base, hosted void family set to cut its host.  It has instance based depth width and height parameters.  We use it for counter top holes, wall niches, floor depressions, floor holes etc. 

 

Glad you posted your solution for others to see.


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Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 11:51:22 PM | Getting away from have Bench Tops/Counter Tops with Parametric holes for Sinks

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To teafoe5;  Thanks

To TKennedy;  The family catagory is the family of the Sinks ie:- Plumbing Fixtures.

To WWHub; 

I too created a "Family" face based to cut holes on sufaces, this was the in between step; because you still have to move both the hole and the sink, I then thought what if I added the part to the sink so that when you move the sink the hole would move also. Then when you delete the sink the hole is also gone. I think that this is a very tidy, neat, and fast approach, also very flexible 


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