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    Surface Pattern for Topography

    Does anyone know why Revit doesn't support surface patterns for Topography?
    Juan Carlos Moreno
    Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
    Sisley Cosmetics

    #2
    does it support patterns on sloped floors? - Oh yes it does. - So I don't know. Anyone else?
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      #3
      I was going to say it was the compound curve problem, but I think the OGS fixed that. Unless I am mistaken you could not, once upon a time, get a Surface Pattern to map to a sphere, but in 2012 I just did it. Likely it is just a byproduct of the site being a bit of a kludge like stairs are, and when we get new site tools, perhaps we will get this improvement as well.

      Gordon
      Pragmatic Praxis

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        #4
        I'm using 2011 so I guess thats it. Also, is there any way to remove a split line added to a floor without resetting its shape and loosing all other changes?

        EDIT: NVM i found out that i just have to select the floor first and then click modify sub elements. Then I can proceed to delete split lines and points that I added
        Last edited by JCM; May 27, 2011, 05:34 PM.
        Juan Carlos Moreno
        Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
        Sisley Cosmetics

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          #5
          FWIW, the only part I could do in 2012 was map to a sphere, which in my case was an in-place wall made with a Revolve. Site still didn't work. But as I said, not surprised. Patterns still don't show up on stairs either. Because stairs remain a kludge in plan, and will until the whole underlying code base gets a revamp I suspect. Some things just can't be incrementally improved, they have to be redone from the ground up. Site, Stairs, Elevation Symbols. Little things.

          Gordon
          Pragmatic Praxis

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            #6
            Gordon, a NOOB question: Do patterns not show up on ramps, similar to not showing up on stairs? I was trying to figure out why they display differently in plan, and it doesn't seem to be on Object Styles or Visibility Graphics setting.
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              #7
              A ramp and a stair: You arent looking at the modeled geometry, but a faked out hard coded representation. Hence: No patterns. Since floors got Shape Editing capabilities, i stopped using Ramps alltogether.
              Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                #8
                Aaron: Thanks for the clarification and peek under the hood. Bonus questions if you have time:
                1. When did floor get shape editing capabilities?
                2. Do you use slope lines to set a floor to a ramp slope?
                3. And what about a railing that starts at a floor, then runs down a ramp: is it one or two rails?

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                  #9
                  1. Release 2009 (in 2008), i believe.
                  2. I use slope defining lines if its a consistant and straight slope. if its non-uniform, or not straight, i use Shape Editing.
                  3. I make it one if its one rail in real life. If its broken in real life, i break it. (By the way, one rail is a misnomer, since Revits balusters are a boat full of fail. Every railing that i make in Revit is comprised of 3 "Revit" railings).
                  Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                    #10
                    Aaron: OK, now what are the 3 railings? I guess its the guardrail part, separate handrail part and _____.

                    I asked about two railings instead of the one it should be because in my limited experience, I can't get a railing to be flat, then sloped. HELP is not helping...
                    Last edited by lost again again; February 2, 2012, 10:53 PM. Reason: previously unintelligible. now semi-telligible.

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