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Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 4:59:36 PM | Working Plane - Grid in perspective View - 3D-Sweep




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first of all, excuse my broken english.I am searching for some functions in revit structure 4 and therefore I have some general newbie-questions regarding following topics:

1. free working plane:I only find the possibilty to work in orthogonal working planes based on grid. Is it possible to define or work in a free working plane like red lines shown in picture "workplane" based on three points or coordinates or other objects ?

2. Grid shown in Perspective View:Is it possible to show the gridlines and bubbles in perspective view? If not, is there a trick to handle this?

3. 3D-Path:To generate piping as a 3D-Sweep, it would be very helpful to have something like 3D-Path or Sketching based on coordinates x,y,z and angles. Modellines always depend on a workingplane and it is not possible to scetch them in an 3D-View in x,y and z-direction. Do you have any tips for me how i can generate pipes like shown in picture "piping" ?

Thanks for your helpJürgen

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Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 10:52:26 PM | Working Plane - Grid in perspective View - 3D-Sweep


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Your English is fine Smile


1.  From your image it looks like you can achieve what you're after by setting a reference plane in plan and then setting that as the workplane and drawing the sketch in an orthagonal view or a 3D view...


2.  No its not possible to show your grids in a 3D view.  Only workaround I can think of is to draw your grids using in model lines.


3.  I'm pretty sure Revit Systems has great tools for doing this, but its limited to that at the moment.  For structure and building you have to set workplanes first.   Sometimes a good idea is to draw your path with model lines first so you can work across multiple planes, then use pick path which doesn't limit you to a single plane for a sweep provided the path can be linked.






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