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Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 1:55:21 PM | in place of 'model-in-place'




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Revit LT 2017

so, I've just started doing some work for a company that is using Revit LT, 2017. VERY happy to be using Revit again... (layoffs up here are a drag!)

But, to "decorate" a front gable of a house (for example drawing in a shadow band) I used to model in place the shadow band using named reference planes. Since Revit LT does not allow model in place, I'm wondering how others are doing such things as shadow bands and other artful decorations on a house.... like different window trims, shadow bands, tudor-style trims, etc.

Do people create families now for this kind of thing?

Sign me... Wondering... in the snowy north....



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Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 2:06:05 PM | in place of 'model-in-place'



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Just make families independent of Revit and load them in. A bit of a pfaff having to open them and load them back in everytime you need to adjust their size but it can be done. You could create them also with parameters to chamfer the corner positive or negative, adjust their length and profile options.Or use a wall sweep or wall reveal.


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Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:21:30 AM | in place of 'model-in-place'




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Thank you for answering... I'm sure that is how it would have to be done... making a family.... thanks, though. I'm sure that once I've created a loadable family... with angles and widths that would be parametric, it would simplify drawings in the future.... ha. 

It's too bad that we can't use sweeps or reveals, as they do not "angle" they are only good for using vertically or horizontally. 

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Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 12:41:50 PM | in place of 'model-in-place'




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Line based families are going to help you probably. There's going to be a learning curve in creating loadable families, but once you get good at it it will make doing subsequent projects go easily since you can reuse your rakes, eaves, soffits and facias. 

Good luck and post some of the families that you make here!

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