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Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 2:14:18 PM | Louver family

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i am drawing a louver at an angle but i am not able to constain the louver thicknes nor the system height. any advise.

i am using revit 2014



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Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 2:17:35 PM | Louver family

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when you are controling an angle you need to use a Reference Line, not a Reference Plane.  Start with your reference lines first getting them to change how you want and add your extrustion aferword


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Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 2:47:27 PM | Louver family

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Advice, yes.

The previous massing tool was a LOT easier to work with.  The new one is extremely, needlessly MORE complicated if only because someone wants it to be able to do Ghery-esque things.  If you get your shape (mass) right the first time, it's good.  If you need to edit it, forget it because you'll then have to go to every plan and every elevation in order to correct it as everything other than the face you edit will become abstractly angluar to the face you edit.  Maybe in the future they'll make it simple again, OR, god forbid, give you the option of a simple or complex massing tool.

I made a louver in Revit-2008 and I could stretch it lengthwise and rotate it perpendicular to the building to any angle.  It was a simple solid mass with a series of voids punched through it in order to shape it.  I doubt it would be as simple and it would be needlessly complicated with the complexity of the current massing tool. 


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Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 3:10:42 PM | Louver family

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poblivion-  what massing tool are you refering to?  This is a regular family, it is not being created in the massing environment, I'm assuming your just using the wrong terminology 


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Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 3:36:46 PM | Louver family

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Thank you guys you are great help.


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Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 4:56:40 PM | Louver family

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No, I'm not confusing terminology.

Why screw around with parameters and trying to edit a family when you can quickly (that is, USED TO BE ABLE TO QUICKLY) mass the item, give it a material type, and then it's done.  It's not possible these days with the type of massing tool (that is:  Massing & Site - In Place Mass, etc......) available.  The old one (pre-2009 or 2010 version) made creating solid and void masses on the fly easy. 


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