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    Measuring / Coordinate Extraction

    Does anyone have an idea for how you would extract the measurement or coordinates in Revit 2012, from what I have shown on the attached images?, either as a. txt file or in the Schedules?

    Nick
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    #2
    Its completely doable with a simple API function, and there are a few apps for free that are doing it now. Some you place points manually, some place points for you on certain objects.
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      #3
      Sorry Aaron, but I don't think it's doable right now.
      You still need an insertion point of some kind. So the example in the OP can only be done by placing extra pointbased families to extract. After this, you can use a free plugin like Excitech Toolkit to schedule and export the coordinates.
      Martijn de Riet
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        #4
        Its 100% doable. Yes, it means placing point based families, but there are other apps that can place all of them for you, at given points, or spread evenly along any surface, flat, or curved in two directions. It will place them, generate coordinates, and export them. I did it yesterday.

        Were using Get The Point, or Excitech, depending on the Project Needs. GTP is much better about placing them automatically.
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          #5
          Right, I thought you meant getting the in between points straight out of Revit.

          I don't know Get The Point... Where can I find that?
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            #6
            www.gogtp.com.

            It will even cast a "net" of them over a complex curved wall that was made by mass. Either in a static grid, or varying by density. I placed 8000 points in 20 minutes, LOL.

            Were using it for Robotic Field Layout off the Revit Models.
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              #7
              Depending on what the OP really needs? The attached might be a working solution without the need of coding, or using third-party add-ons :beer:

              Is this what you´re after Nick? If not, please clarify a little.
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                #8
                Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
                Depending on what the OP really needs? The attached might be a working solution without the need of coding, or using third-party add-ons :beer:

                Is this what you´re after Nick? If not, please clarify a little.
                This will work as long as you can settle for coordinates based on the element alone, not if you need coordinates based on a shared 0,0,0-point, meant for use during construction.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by mdradvies View Post
                  This will work as long as you can settle for coordinates based on the element alone, not if you need coordinates based on a shared 0,0,0-point, meant for use during construction.
                  I know - But the OP is not very clear about the specific needs... the image does show 0,0 in the lower left corner though...
                  Klaus Munkholm
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
                    I know - But the OP is not very clear about the specific needs... the image does show 0,0 in the lower left corner though...
                    Yep, but that's the coding for the point. "Row 0, Column 0" sort of thing, going up to 3,4 in the upper right...

                    But your solution with the points is exactly what I meant when combining it with Excitech. It will create schedules for all point family instances and fill out the x,y and z-coordinate.
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