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    [Revit Architecture] - "re-assemble Parts"

    Applies to: - Revit Architecture

    New Feature / Problem:
    Need the ability to "re-assemble" Parts back to the original Host.

    Why do you need this Feature / Why is it a Problem:
    Currently, once a Host element is broken into Parts, it cannot be "re-assembled" back into the original element.

    There are times when a Wall, for example is divided into Parts, but then needs to be
    put back together into the original Host wall.

    Workflow:
    1. Select Host element ( such as a compound wall )
    2. Create Parts
    3. Divide Parts
    4. Lock the View, make a 3D annotated diagram

    5. "Click "re-assemble Parts" or similarly worded Tool--and the Wall gets rebuilt into its original condition as a compound wall.

    Benefits:
    Ability to "de-construct" and the "re-construct" compound elements for exploration and creation of "peeled open" 3D views, and then return the element to its compound composition.

    Attachment comments:
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

    #2
    Are you asking to make edits to a part, whether its dividing or grip-editing a part, and then turn the parts, including the edits, back into a "host" without losing the edits?
    Scott D Davis
    Sr. AEC Technical Specialist
    Autodesk, Inc.
    http://bit.ly/aboutsdd

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      #3
      I think in step 4 the 3D-view is supposed to be frozen and copied as a "dumb" representation. That way you can create those 3D-views without effecting the model.
      Martijn de Riet
      Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
      MdR Advies
      Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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        #4
        Just asking to be able to return a wall to its original state after creating Parts. As far as I can tell this is currently not possible?
        Cliff B. Collins
        Registered Architect
        The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
        Autodesk Expert Elite

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          #5
          Originally posted by cliff collins View Post
          Just asking to be able to return a wall to its original state after creating Parts. As far as I can tell this is currently not possible?
          You can "re-assemble" an element that has been turned into parts by deleting a part. You will get a warning, but if you continue, all of the parts will be deleted and the original element will remain.

          http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Revit/e...2-Deleting1152
          Last edited by JeffH; August 8, 2011, 02:57 PM.
          Jeff Hanson
          Sr. Subject Matter Expert
          Autodesk, Revit - User Experience

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            #6
            Jeff,

            Interesting--never deleted all of the Parts or clicked thru all the warnings, so I had not discovered this.

            It still might be worth having a new tool to automatically "reassemble" however......................
            Cliff B. Collins
            Registered Architect
            The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
            Autodesk Expert Elite

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              #7
              Cliff, maybe you missed something.
              Parts don't change the original. it's still here.
              Duplicate your 3D view, then tile both: in the view properties of one, in Parts visibility; select "show original", and you'll have what you want: re-assemble!

              PS: If I'm wrong, I can't figure out what you mean.
              Julien
              "Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont mal vus!"
              P. DAC
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                #8
                I knew you could show parts, original, or both in the view--but "original" does not literally re-assemble the wall, the Parts are still there--

                I just want a simple option to revert the wall back to its "pre-parts" original condition.
                Cliff B. Collins
                Registered Architect
                The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
                Autodesk Expert Elite

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                  #9
                  The wall is never altered. The parts exist in addition to the wall. Changing the view property allows you to show one or the other...or both at the same time. If the parts are no longer necessary...just delete them. The wall remains.

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                    #10
                    Steve,

                    Yep--I get all that--I just want a very small, additional tool--which allows me with one click to "reassemble" the wall back to its pre-parts original condition without having to delete all the parts and click thru all the warnings. Not a big deal, just a small but useful time saver IMHO.
                    Cliff B. Collins
                    Registered Architect
                    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
                    Autodesk Expert Elite

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