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Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 1:18:18 PM | steel pan visibility in 3D view ?




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I use Revit 2016, it's a student version freely given by Autodesk so, if needed, I think could update to a upper version. 

For my final review I am working on a project with a steel structure and with concrete + steel pan floor. I would like to make the steel pan appear  in the 3D view (as in the picture I joined) but I don't understand how to do it, if it is possible. I would need it to make perspective anc section perspective.

I hope you can help me.

aybe I don't use the proper description (English is not my mother tongue), I found an old thread (2009) but it didn't really help. 


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Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 2:20:27 PM | steel pan visibility in 3D view ?



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I would follow this procedure to make it look correct in sections, but I am unsure if it works in 3D.

If it doesn't, there are a few options:You could make an inplace family and just extrude the shape horizontally everywhere across your footprint and then use a void in plan to cut it to align with the building perimeter.

orYou could make a family of a single metal profile with length parameters and then just load it into your family and space them accordingly.


Your could make a family with a child family of the above mentioned description and use parameter arrays to allow a width parameter to also be added.



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Sat, Jun 3, 2017 at 7:15:45 PM | steel pan visibility in 3D view ?




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Thank you.

I tried to re-make the floor but no success in 3D views. 

I didn't try to make a family / child family, I am not enough skilled to do that.

I tried to modify a beam as suggested in the link you gave me but I am not familiar enough with Revit Families and it was a failure :/

I'll give up for now (no time to cath up my noob level on Families, I'll retry when I am graduated). I'll make them in Rhino and import them in Revit or vice versa. 


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Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 6:49:03 PM | steel pan visibility in 3D view ?




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I would do that with a model in place.

1 - create the basic extrusion in section.

2 - Extrude it to the maximum lenghts

3 - Array that to the full width of the floor - you will get a rectangle in plan

4 - Create voids to form subtract from the edges and inner voids as required.


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