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Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 2:31:09 AM | Ceilings: soffit with sweeps




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Hello everyone,

I am a new Revit user and I hit a snag for which I could use a little (lot) bit of help:

My goal is to create a coffered ceiling with different trims (profiles); I need this ceiling to be flexible so I eliminated the solution that combines wall/ceiling/ short wall to create the soffits and trims. I choose to use solid sweeps instead: So far I created the profiles matching the different trims I need (all profiles are from the same family and I checked their levels so they match). The coffered ceiling is not made of "squares" but rather of angled pieces; hence I have trims crossing each other. I placed on the RCP all my different sweeps but I have several issues:

- let's say I have a path in the letter "V" shape: I create the path along the the 2 sides of the V and apply my profile: the sweep cleans up nicely at the narrower part of the V. I have situations where I have another path to create with the same profile along a line which is at an angle with the previous path: they do not clen up at all. Is there a solution to that?

- and finally, is it possible to change the sweep profile in the middle of the path and then resume with the initial profile?




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Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 4:05:48 AM | Ceilings: soffit with sweeps


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What tool are you using?

Are you using an inplace family-->Solid-->Solid Sweep OR

Hosted profile and you ceilings are actually roofs or something?

As you can't have a hosted profile on a ceiling...

That said, as for getting two different profiles to cleanup automatically at corners, this is not possible.  Depending on how you've done your stuff so far I would either use voids to clean it up (in-place family option) or create a parametric corner family that has the cleanup already tidied up, load it in and position appropriately then stop you sweeps short of the corner.

Again it would help to know what you've done so far.

If its a fascia etc, then yes of course, just drag the extents as required and place 3 profiles on the same line...  Remember a path doesn't need to be the full length of the edge/host...




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Sun, Nov 4, 2007 at 8:23:12 PM | Ceilings: soffit with sweeps




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Hi Mr. Spot,

Thanks for the help. To answer your question, I've been using an inplace family and solid sweeps.

I send attached a line sketch of what I am trying to accomplish. I hope it will help clarify the challenge.

 I am still working on it and hope to figure a practical solution.

Thanks a lot.


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