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    RFO Blog:

    Best posts of the month of June 2011

    The best posts of the month of June in are:

    1) Post #21256 by mark b in Thread: Picket Fence by Beam System
    2) Post #21383 by mdradvies in Thread: equality coolness
    3) Post #20844 by Munkholm in Thread: Revit and Camera Match / FOV and Focal Length

    Brief comment about the first post:

    This very interesting post by our great contributor Mark Balsom, from Australia, explains how to create a picket fence by using beams and beams systems. First, open the Beams and Braces family template, create a beam with the shape that you need to have for the pickets in your fence, as shown in the first image in this illustration.

    Then, in the project, make a reference plane, name it, and use Workplane > Set, to use this named reference plane as the workplane for the beam system. Use Structure > Beam system, and create a sketch for the boundary of the fence, as shown in the second image, and use the "picket" that you created with the beam template, as your "beam" for the fence. The third image shows an example of the final result.

    For more information, please refer to Post #21256 at

    Brief comment about the second post:

    This post, by our great contributor, Dutch moderator, and top poster, Martijn de Riet, from the Netherlands, explains that it is possible to keep a series of three walls within an equality constraint, even if the wall in the middle has a different thickness, by editing the witness lines of the dimension to be on the faces of the middle wall. Even if the thickness of the wall changes, Revit keeps the equality constraint.

    For more information, please refer to Post #21383 at

    Brief comment about the third post:

    This post, by our dear Revitforum founder, Klaus Munkholm, who is a frequent finalist of the best posts of the month, explains how to use a Revit family that serves as a virtual camera, which helps in creating a perspective view that matches the same settings of a photograph.

    Since, for sure, Klaus can explain it better than I do, for more information, please refer to Post #20844 at

    See you next month...

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