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    Bricks sticking out

    It doesn't happen to often, but I think I blew up Revit. So I guess I need to go look for a better way. Any idea on how to have masonry with bricks in the pattern as in the image below sticking out about 2cm from the rest? Would like to see what shadow does to it.

    Or did I just ran into the limitations of my workstation on a small 15x6 meter house?

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    If you want to troubleshoot whether its the model or the computer, send me the model and ill check it on this end (and then delete it). But it LOOKS like the Anti aliasing is just wigging out. My guess is not enough GPU?

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    OH that image is from the architect and not Revit (well the black and white in the background is my model and she drew over it)
    Got a GTX770 with 2GB memory so that should be OK (old workstation, need to replace that).
    But I'll try again and see if it crashes again or that it for some reason was something weird that time.

    What would be your way to have all those bricks sticking out Aaron?

    I did a thin wall with edit profile, but it seems Revit (or my workstation) does not like that, so maybe face based GM's?

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    Face Based Families would have been my go to method. I do all of my Brick detailing that way. Or unhosted with Voids. But for that, id do face based.

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    Tried the edit profile again and this time it did work, but I had to have more patience than I had the first time around. and that's for 1 out of 4 facades, so will give the Face Based Family a go as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Face Based Families would have been my go to method. I do all of my Brick detailing that way. Or unhosted with Voids. But for that, id do face based.
    and would you do just the bit sticking out of the wall or the entire brick with a void to cut it out of the wall as well?

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    I would absolutely have the void cut out the entire real brick depth, then have the solid as the correct sized brick, protruding out. That way its correct in details, as well.

    Obviously youve already addressed the nominal vs actual discussion, which comes up whenever someone wants to model articulation like this. Good stuff!
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    Why is this stuff so fun to do, I was planning to quit working about 3 hours ago.



    It even works in my texture, which still needs some work, because there are some issues with the brick sticking out at the corner for example.
    And still need to talk with the architect on where the pattern should start and that kind of stuff.
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    Love masonry work beyond the norm.

    So is it patterned on all 4 sides? I could see those corner outies driving how the pattern starts on the return side.

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    Yep on all 4 sides and indeed we (the architect and myself) need to look into what happens around the corner. I already suggested that maybe we need to keep the pattern away from the corner, because I think it will actually look weird with the brick sticking out even if it is possible without ending up with strange sizes of brick for example. Same goes for around the windows AND the pattern is not nicely centred between the windows now either, so may need to move the windows around a bit to make that fit better.

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