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Tue, Nov 6, 2007 at 2:37:25 PM | Complicated Wall Sweeps-Need Some Guidance!

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I would like to make a wall with some complicated parapet details loaded on the wall as a sweep.  An elaborate EIFS profile, some detailed blocking behind it, and a sloped metal parapet cap.  The profile family gives me the option of loading detail components like 2x4's, 2x12's, etc. but they generate a critical error when I try to load them onto the wall as a sweep.  Am I butting my head against the proverbial wall trying to put too much detail in my wall sweeps?  Should I just create the outline of the wall top as a big block sweep and then fill in the details in 2D when I generate wall sections?

Is there a tutorial, that I haven't stumbled across, that illustrates how to do this?

Any and all attempts to help are appreciated.


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Tue, Nov 6, 2007 at 3:57:01 PM | Complicated Wall Sweeps-Need Some Guidance!

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Do you have a drawing of what you are trying to do?  What is the exact error message?  If you are trying to use detail components, they will only show up in section.  They will not show up in 3D.  If, for example you wanted a visible 2x4 on the side of the building you would make a new hosted family, insert the 2x4 detail compenent then trace it with the line tool.  If you only inserted the detail component, nothing will be drawn in 3D.  Wall sweeps must be in closed loops.  You may already know that, but that is where I would start.  You can try posting your family, too and I can take a look.

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Tue, Nov 6, 2007 at 5:06:30 PM | Complicated Wall Sweeps-Need Some Guidance!

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Detail components are not part of sweeps.

 

Sweeps are simply a closed shape profile of one element.  They are not composite materials.  For that, you would need a seperate sweep for each material. 


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Tue, Nov 6, 2007 at 5:22:37 PM | Complicated Wall Sweeps-Need Some Guidance!

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Yes, but you can emnbed details into a sweep such that they appear when you take a section view, but are ignored in 3D.  However, you do raise another good point, that as far as I know a sweep can only be one material.

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