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    Dimension to Sweeps

    Astoundingly newbacious attempt to post question: accidentally deleted post, quickly retyping. Please bear with me.
    Did not see this in previous forums or (now) fledgling forum-which-shall-remain-nameless...

    Short version: I cannot dimension to a swept void. In this case the sweep is a loaded profile used to cut a slab 'dap'. Revit Arch 2010

    Long version: The sweep appears correct in plan and section, but I simply cannot 'snap' to it with dimension, lines, reference planes, etc. I attempted to add a reference plan to the profile at the inside face of the rectangular cut (which I'm trying to dimension to), but no luck.
    To reiterate, the sweep cuts my slab as desired, but for whatever reason, the new faces that are formed are un-dimensionable.

    To complicate the matter a bit further, I need to be able to dimension this face/line in a plan which this model is linked into.

    Any insight into how to dimension a line within a swept void would be perfect, but I'd also appreciated suggestions of a better method for future purposes.
    Thanks in advance,
    -josh
    Last edited by jdpeakplatinum; January 3, 2011, 05:24 PM. Reason: Forum forced me to login again - reposted same thread - stupidly, I deleted one/both...

    #2
    hi,
    I've never experienced this before, cause I often use extrusion void to do what you've described.But I've notice the same than you did.
    Using extrusion void, I can add dimensions when using reference planes in the in-place void.
    Maybe a picture of what you've made will help us?
    Julien
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      #3
      Originally posted by jbenoit44 View Post
      Maybe a picture of what you've made will help us?
      That would really help because this is jibberish to me....
      Martijn de Riet
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        #4
        Sorry to be confusing. This seemed like a straightforward way of placing a 'dap' (which as far as I can tell just means 'depression'). I've attached a series of images showing what I did. I'm most likely posting these incorrectly also, but here goes.

        Here's the slab edge, which looks the way I intended.
        SlabEdge_Section.jpg

        I accomplished this by adding a void sweep to my structural slab.
        VoidSweep_Section.jpg

        Because I have this in many places, and wanted to be able to update it globally, I used a profile instead of sketching in place. Here's the profile.
        ProfileFamily_Section.jpg

        Here's the basic problem: I cannot dimension to the cut edge, even though it's modeled.
        SlabEdge_Plan.jpg

        Tried to add a reference plane in profile to give me something to grab to.
        VoidSweep_Section2.jpg

        I may just have to do it the long way and add model lines to the face of my slab and manually offset them from the edge, because I cannot even align to the edge of this void. That will totally defeat the purpose of using a profile in the first place; any change in depth or width will mean I have to go back and move the model line in every instance.

        Thanks again for your attention,
        -josh
        Last edited by jdpeakplatinum; January 4, 2011, 06:23 PM.

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          #5
          (...wearing my admin hat...)

          Welcome to the forum. I just want to give you some guidelines about posting images. When you are composing your message, please find the "Manage attachments" button; it is located in the lower portion of the page, under "Additional options". From there you can use "Add Files" > "Upload files" > "Done". This will insert your images as thumbnails that spread out only when people click on them.
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            #6
            Much better, thanks.

            -josh

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              #7
              There's a slab edge tool in RST 2011 to do what you want, I guess it's the same in RAC 2011. Maybe you should update Revit?
              2011 worth it.

              I found a way: put a cut view on your edge, you should be able to select the corner of the top level slab, to sketch a vertical ref plane.
              return to plan view, you have the plane and the slab edge to put your dimension.
              Last edited by jbenoit44; January 4, 2011, 07:12 PM. Reason: found a way
              Julien
              "Au royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont mal vus!"
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                #8
                It can be a little tricky, but it works. Use Annotate > Linear dimension (instead of Aligned), then hover the mouse over the endpoint on the top, where you want to begin dimensioning, type SE > click, then go to the other endpoint on the bottom and type SE > click again. Then move away the mouse to the right and click to locate the dimension. SE means Snap Endpoint.
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                  #9
                  Instead of using a void for you brick ledge, create a custom profile for your slab edge that also incorporates your brick ledge in it.
                  After you create your slab edge, just join it with the slab so it appears monolythic. You can dimension to it with no problem.

                  I sketched my slab to end where the stud is, then created my slab edge profile to insert at that point. Here are a few screen shots.
                  Attached Files
                  Last edited by dzatto; January 4, 2011, 07:54 PM.
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