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    Baluster not cutting at 'Top Cut Angle' reference plane

    Anyone have a clue why the baluster in the attached Revit file is not cutting to the top rail?






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    This might not be the greatest solution but it does work. What you'll want to do is in the properties of the baluster family, set your Top Angle = Slope Angle. You will need to set the Slope Angle to anything greater than 0 BEFORE you set the parameters equal to each other. I'm not sure why but family breaks at 0 degrees. I would then create another baluster type that stays at a 0 angle for the horizontal sections of the railing.

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    Thanks @Dr2430.

    Unfortunately setting the 'Top Angle' = 'Slope Angle' did not work, but applying the 'Slope Angle' parameter as a dimension constraint did work.

    Seems hacky, but i'll work with that.

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    uncheck post might fix the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theoryshaw View Post
    Anyone have a clue why the baluster in the attached Revit file is not cutting to the top rail?






    That is one ugly banister. Any contractor will VE that down to a much smaller member unless it is also holding up the stair

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    If you examine the stock balusters you'll find there is a void that does the cutting. Most likely yours is lacking that void or it doesn't cut your solid.

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    Just had a second thought from past experiences, these families are much easier to work with (in my opinion) if you make them railing supports and not balusters.

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    Oh...sorry...the issue is "Post". The parameter in Family Types alters its behavior. Uncheck Post - reload the family and override parameter types. It should cut at the railing afterward.

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