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    3D sweep path?

    this should be simple and probably is but I'm struggling with making an offset rod door pull. I'm in a face based generic model template and I am only able to sketch a sweep path in one plane. As soon as I sketch the start of a path in one plane Revit won't let me sketch in any other plane. There's gotta be an easy way to do this.
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    #2
    To the best of my knowledge this is still a software limitation. You can sweep all day long in 2 directions but a 3D sweep is something still on the wishlist.

    EDIT: I take that back Aaron mentioned a sweep along 3D model lines over here
    http://www.revitforum.org/showthread...D-DWG-to-Revit
    Last edited by eric.piotrowicz; December 13, 2010, 09:18 PM.

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      #3
      The only way I know to create that shape is to create three unique sweeps and then join them.
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        #4
        Originally posted by eric.piotrowicz View Post
        To the best of my knowledge this is still a software limitation. You can sweep all day long in 2 directions but a 3D sweep is something still on the wishlist.
        I know that it's possible in a family template environment because I have an offset rod pull rfa file that looks like my attachment and the pull is a sweep. There's a way to get there but I don't know how.
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          #5
          Sure it´s possible - even with a single sweep.
          The trick is to create the path as model lines (create and name a few ref. planes, and use those as workplanes for the model lines) and use those model lines to "Pick Path" for the sweep.

          Have a look at this example, and reverse engineer from there
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            #6
            Munk is right. Doing 3D sweeps in Revit almost always requires you to first make a 'jig' of model lines or from another solid of some kind, then using the Pick Path option to make the path.
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              #7
              Cool trick- I learn something new everyday.
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                #8
                Oops, while I was doing my illustration, Munkholm beat me.
                Now all I have to say is "see illustration".
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
                  Oops, while I was doing my illustration, Munkholm beat me.
                  Now all I have to say is "see illustration".
                  But Alf, your illustration is so much better - Nice :beer:
                  Klaus Munkholm
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                    #10
                    Thanks guys,

                    learned smth this day. this forum is really the place to be.
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