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    can i divide a surface to push/pull on a mass?

    simple question. I notice that conceptual massing in revit can make some really out there stuff but I cant find a way to simply divide a surface, say the side of a box, and be able to push and pull the new division. this is something you can easily do in sketchup that im trying to carry over into the world of revit. can it be done?

    edit: I do realize that i can draw another mass onto the side of my box and later join the two getting the same result and do the opposite with a void object but just for sake of less steps...
    Last edited by billiam; October 22, 2011, 12:17 AM.

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    Originally posted by billiam View Post
    simple question. I notice that conceptual massing in revit can make some really out there stuff but I cant find a way to simply divide a surface, say the side of a box, and be able to push and pull the new division. this is something you can easily do in sketchup that im trying to carry over into the world of revit. can it be done?

    edit: I do realize that i can draw another mass onto the side of my box and later join the two getting the same result and do the opposite with a void object but just for sake of less steps...
    simple answer...no

    divide surface was intended to allow configuration/placement of panels etc.

    revit is not like sketchup or any other 3d modeler
    think of revit like 'build your rig then join the dots' rather than 'get a box and start deforming'

    there are plenty of adaptive component videos on youtube to get you started, if you like to start at the top i recently found design slam which is pretty f'n awesome, see if you can keep up :thumbsup:
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      #3
      Originally posted by billiam View Post
      simple question.... I cant find a way to simply divide a surface, say the side of a box, and be able to push and pull the new division. this is something you can easily do in sketchup that im trying to carry over into the world of revit. can it be done?
      Yes, selecting the face, adding and edge, and then selecting the resulting new face, and creating a form, solid or void. On all the 'walls' made by the extrusion of a shape, this is possible. The only limitation is on the 'top' surface, meaning the one that is parallel to the original shape that was extruded. On that one, adding an edge is not allowed, but you can draw new shapes on that face and create form again, solid or void.

      This video shows an example.
      Last edited by Alfredo Medina; October 22, 2011, 04:37 PM.
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        #4
        Originally posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
        Yes, selecting the face, adding and edge, and then selecting the resulting new face, and creating a form, solid or void. On all the 'walls' made by the extrusion of a shape, this is possible. The only limitation is on the 'top' surface, meaning the one that is parallel to the original shape that was extruded. On that one, adding an edge is not allowed, but you can draw new shapes on that face and create form again, solid or void.

        This video shows an example.
        haha! Alfredo i just came back here to link that video, which i saw below your table/chair video! :thumbsup:

        i love it when i should take my own advice (k.i.s.s.)
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          #5
          thx for sharing i just want to point out that on the so called "wall faces" from that extruded shape, the add edge tool only work if the ends pf the edge are on the top an bottom borders. On the left and right borfders the add edge tool does`n work. And edge tool only make a straight line.(witch is normal assuming the name of the tool). It was nice to have faster method like sketchup.

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            #6
            Originally posted by gaby424 View Post
            thx for sharing i just want to point out that on the so called "wall faces" from that extruded shape, the add edge tool only work if the ends pf the edge are on the top an bottom borders. On the left and right borfders the add edge tool does`n work. And edge tool only make a straight line.(witch is normal assuming the name of the tool). It was nice to have faster method like sketchup.
            you can 'add profile' to create horizontal edges
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              #7
              add profile tool is not behaving like add edge tool. You can`t select the surfaces divided by profile so you can make a new form again.

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                #8
                Originally posted by gaby424 View Post
                add profile tool is not behaving like add edge tool. You can`t select the surfaces divided by profile so you can make a new form again.
                Agreed, this was very annoying to me coming from Maya & 3ds max before I started building design with Revit. Separate horizontal faces for extruding can be created by another 'create form' on top surface of original form. Granted you could spend hours/days trying to do something in Revit that can be done in 3ds max with a modifier or two in 5 minutes. Some amazing things are being done now with adaptive components, but parametrics + free form modelling = headaches. Like most things in Revit you perhaps need to know where you are going before you get there.
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                  #9
                  Just sketch a new shape on the face that you want and use Create Form.
                  Scott D Davis
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                  Autodesk, Inc.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Scott D Davis View Post
                    Just sketch a new shape on the face that you want and use Create Form.
                    this is the method that the OP wanted to replace it with one simpler like in sketchup.

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