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    Mitering different sweep families?

    Hopefully this topic won't get busted with the moderator approval bug once again (btw Admins/mods, you can delete my thread from yesterday that still isn't visible)

    My current project is a real PITA. I've got lots of different situations where I need to use independent wall sweeps for parapet cope/flashing's. The problem is that the depth of them changes and in some cases the profile may change every so slightly but common surfaces still remain between the different profiles. I've tried without success to get sweeps with different to mitre correctly (blue dot's matching/same material etc...) and I really don't wan't to have to create GM families for every single arrangement of profiles.

    How do you deal with this?

    You can model the parapet cap as a roof and apply a fascia to be the drip edge
    ​My ID was stolen. Now I'm only called Dav


      That's... interesting. Unusual perhaps but interesting none-the-less.
      Greg McDowell Jr


        Yeah it might be worth a shot. One benefit of this approach is being able is to easily chamfer the end of a cope which to my knowledge can't be done with a sweep (not sure if an in-place void or void family would work as I haven't tested it) or fascia (which I'm also creating several of).


          They are a mix of Wall Sweeps (when possible), with the mitered ends turned back the correct angles, and occasionally some In-Place pieces, using the same Profiles. Sometimes they all overlap by a few inches, but that means they have more than enough, and it all DOES get resolved in the field. When they were stone pieces (on the Arena) i used a bunch of families and actually cut them up. But with Metal Copings, that need to transition from one wall size to another (hard to tell from these screen captures, but a BUNCH of those walls are all different sizes), If you have them dragged to one another so they overlap in the model, technically, thats all they need in the drawings, plus a note telling them to miter them. And youve accounted for the space, dimensionally.

          Not much point going to all the hassle of manually modeling them out of roofs, in my opinion. (Sounds like a great modeling method, though. If i thought it mattered, i would try that out).
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