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    workaround with splines

    how do you split or trim a spline, or is this currently impossible?

    are there bezier plug-in for revit?

    #2
    Originally posted by barry View Post
    how do you split or trim a spline, or is this currently impossible?
    Yes, this is impossible... :banghead:

    Originally posted by barry View Post
    are there bezier plug-in for revit?
    Not that I (or Google for that matter) know of... Sorry.
    Klaus Munkholm
    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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      #3
      Since it is impossible to trim, split, etc, a spline in Revit, which makes splines kind of useless, maybe the only solution we have left is to export the spline to "that other program", trim it there, split it, create bpolys, etc, and bring it back to Revit.

      The only issue with this approach is that you would have to explode the polyline from the imported .dwg, in order to do something with it in Revit, and exploding .dwgs has been highly discouraged in this forum. But I wonder if it would be an issue if it is just one spline and not a complete drawing. I would like to hear more opinions. Aaron? (I see a storm coming my way, but it is worth asking... )
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        #4
        If the spline is a important for the design, and the dwg is nice and clean (only one layer), I would have no problem with the import. :beer:

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        Klaus Munkholm
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          #5
          Theres no storm coming your way. if you are okay with people importing and exploding one spline in from autocad, thats good. They wont be doing it here. In fact, they wont be making the spline in AutoCAD here at all.

          Splines are a hot button issue for me, not because of the CAD vs Revit issue, but because of the real construction issue. I am ALL ABOUT making whatever design you want, however wild, and however crazy. Im also about it getting built. so decide how you want to actually document that spline: Through work points (French Curve style), as arcs, as hundreds of points exported from a third part app with really ugly dimensions, etc. Once you realize the REALITY of how you are documenting and constructing that thing, ill bet drawing the spline FROM the end points that you are trying to trim to, and not actually trying to use the trim tool, gets more than close enough.

          You cant trim to a spline, but you can make a spline after the two endpoints are already in place.
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            #6
            Why Revit is the only software in history that has useless splines, has always baffled me. In fact, it's my number one wishlist item, which will not be addressed anytime soon, since text editing tools and other windows dressing items have a higher priority. It's hard to even think up an excuse why these splines are so limited.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
              ...ill bet drawing the spline FROM the end points that you are trying to trim to, and not actually trying to use the trim tool, gets more than close enough.

              You cant trim to a spline, but you can make a spline after the two endpoints are already in place.
              ...and you actually save one click doing it this way
              There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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                #8
                Just one? AT LEAST one, especially if youre talking about: Export to CAD, open DWG, edit spline, save, Back to revit, Import/Link DWG, use Spline, LOL....
                Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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                  #9
                  Yup, but since the OP was asking for a workaround to split or trim a spline, that might be the only workaround possible, until there is a way to trim, split, a spline in Revit. I understand that if the points are already defined, the user might be able to avoid those steps altogether, but that was not the original question.
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                    #10
                    Understood, but my point was: i think the better "workaround" is to retrace the entire spline, STARTING with the end points, instead of trying to *trim a spline." Ive got copius amounts of money that says it doesnt affect *the design* at all. That was my point, i apologize if i wasnt clear.
                    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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