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    Fun from work today...

    We werent the designer on this project. But were modeling it for Site Layout and 3D Coordination. Every one of these ribs was detailed in an individual section in the documentation, but really all we needed was one family and the variables for the constraints, which we pulled off the 47 drawings delineating this shape. One Line Based Generic Model, 2 splines per the documents. 104 Circles for layouts, and one schedule for parametric values. Took about 90 minutes.

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    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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    #2
    glad i didnt have to draw it. and really glad i dont have to build it. phew
    -Alex Cunningham

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      #3
      To each their own. Would be more funny, if you were actually funny... Now, were did I hear that recently???
      Klaus Munkholm
      "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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        #4
        We have to do both, so we might as well get busy. We might go direct to fabrication from this, were experimenting with some options at the moment.
        Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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          #5
          Pretty cool! Simple and elegant.

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            #6
            Would have been nice to do with adaptive components and a stepping parameter to drive it. Would have allowed you to quickly explore different options by simply changing the driving formula's...
            Chris Price
            Co Founder | BIM Manager | Product Designer | B.Arch (QUT)
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              #7
              Chris-

              While not as elegant, we can do it now, if we just put formulas in that family. If we were designing it from scratch, id consider it. But it was designed when i got it already.
              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
                Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                Chris-

                While not as elegant, we can do it now, if we just put formulas in that family. If we were designing it from scratch, id consider it. But it was designed when i got it already.
                I get a lot projects in a similar situation as well...
                Chris Price
                Co Founder | BIM Manager | Product Designer | B.Arch (QUT)
                Xrev Revit API Add-ins | Revit Rants

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                  #9
                  Today, once i get the problem sorted out that im having with my Points reader, we should have them in Inventor fairly quickly. 4 Points along the arc dictating the extents and the cutoffs of the vertical members at the Arc (for gyration), plus the points to delineate how long the inner chord is between the supports. Those points and parameter values are exporting to Inventor, where we have a framework built to recreate the pieces of steel for these things.
                  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
                    Bringing it back to the top, with some updates. We got the connection working between Revit (Get the Point) and Inventor (iLink) pretty seamlessly. Were trying it on some larger scopes of work at the moment. (The video doesnt show the arcs being made, or the drawings. But at the end, for every piece of steel that pops up, its generating the fab drawings as well, through iCopy in inventor.)

                    We were joking around at the office, that we had to make a dramatic movie demonstrating what we had done, for entertainments sake. We are going to try getting it done right (better quality footage, better transitions, unlicensed music that were allowed to use, etc), but i was so amped up i spent some of my own time making a cheap version.

                    Its hosted on my web page, and the company had nothing to do with the video. I tried posting it on FB, and they said no, because of the Soundtrack i used, LOL. But come on, who doesnt love Steve Jablonskys score from Transformers?? To quote a coworker who saw it "That music could make watching paint dry, dramatic!"

                    http://www.aaronmaller.com/RevitStuff.html
                    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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