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    Dxf file to create as Mass

    Hey guys

    I got this dxf file with ''sail'' element in it and I can't figure out how to turn it into Mass... It's driving me crazy

    Any suggestions are welcome.
    Thank you
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    #2
    Import it into a new Conceptual Mass Family. Then load the Mass family into your Project. Make sure Mass is turned on in all your Views.

    You may be able to select faces and apply Roof, Curtain Systems, Floors, Walls, etc--depend on geometry of the dxf.
    Cliff B. Collins
    Registered Architect
    The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
    Autodesk Expert Elite

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      #3
      Thanks for the great answer. Will give it a try immediately
      Originally posted by cliff collins View Post
      Import it into a new Conceptual Mass Family. Then load the Mass family into your Project. Make sure Mass is turned on in all your Views.

      You may be able to select faces and apply Roof, Curtain Systems, Floors, Walls, etc--depend on geometry of the dxf.

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        #4
        For some reasons it's not working. Could the problem be that it was send by our contractor as a symbol element. What ever I do, there is no way I can select the faces..... It's driving me crazy ..

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          #5
          What do you mean by "symbol element"? Also try saving it as a .dwg, purge it and then import into a Mass Family.
          Cliff B. Collins
          Registered Architect
          The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
          Autodesk Expert Elite

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            #6
            open the file in AutoCAD and make sure it's valid geometry.
            Exporting as *.sat file from AutoCAD might give better geometry in Revit, since you're working with double curved surfaces.

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              #7
              Unfortunately purging it and importing back into mass family did not work. The contractors used Tekla to create it and now we are struggling to create the mass into revit......
              Will definitely try your suggestion Tuekappel. Hope it works example.png

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                #8
                the laziest way to rebuild that shape as a native revit mass is this way(hope it works didn`t test yet):

                -import in mass editor that model as you already did in the picture.
                -using spline through points tool, start to make transversal spline segments over the dwg geometry by snap to the intresection of those faces(the red lines in the picture)
                -then select all the red lines and make them to be reference lines.
                -then select them in group of 3 lines (as indicated with black lines) and after every selection use create form button.(use tab to select a line that is already the edge of a created surface)

                good luck

                p.s. for more fidelity use more splines.
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                Last edited by gaby424; December 8, 2012, 12:39 PM.

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                  #9
                  I'm with Gaby's proposal, since you'll be regaining control of the geometry that way. And this geometry isn't that complex, though it might look so.

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                    #10
                    Thanks for the suggestion Gaby. Well I wanted to know if there is a way, I can directly assign Walls/ roof mass to it, but so far nothing is really working. So I will just take your advice Gaby and rebuild the shape.

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