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Thu, May 12, 2016 at 7:52:04 PM | Face-Based Sinks on Countertops




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Using Revit LT 2014.

I am perplexed by face-based sinks, which I can't get to host on a countertop. I'm working with a few different face-based sink families supplied by Kohler, and I'm working with OOTB countertops. 

Using the placement option, "Place on face," the sinks will host to floors and ceilings, but not countertops. Using "Place on Vertical Face," they will host to countertops, but they come in rotated the wrong way, with the top of the sink facing a wall. 

I can get them to be in the right place by creating a reference plane at the top of the counter and using "place on work plane." However, when using this method, the sink doesn't cut a hole in the counter. When these sink families are hosted to a ceiling or a floor, they cut their hosts beautifully. I tried adding a void extrusion in the family and using cut geometry to cut the counter (this is the method I use with most sinks), but for some reason that turns these face-based sink families into a solid cube- the sink itself dissapears. 

Any ideas?




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Fri, May 13, 2016 at 5:14:08 PM | Face-Based Sinks on Countertops




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An alternative approach might be to model in-place families for the countertops that are 'casework' families. Then the countertop will host the face-based sinks and the countertop will cut.


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