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    What's the best way to model the trim pieces shown at the corners of this column?

    Vertical wall sweep?
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    Dan

    #2
    I would build the column with all those corners as extrustion or sweeps. If you want corner trim on a building, I use a generic model line or face based
    Scott D. Brown, AIA | Senior Project Manager | Beck Group

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      #3
      Just curious, what is the advantage of building a column family over just using walls? And what's the advantage of a corner trim family over a wall sweep?
      Dan

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        #4
        Originally posted by dzatto View Post
        Just curious, what is the advantage of building a column family over just using walls? And what's the advantage of a corner trim family over a wall sweep?
        1. Column Family: easily edited outside project, can be scheduled individually, copied in the project, material parameters applied, the list goes on.
        2. Walls: could work; but you would probably need to Group if needed in a lot of instances.
        3. Combination of advantages /disadvantages of the 2 above.........
        Cliff B. Collins
        Registered Architect
        The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
        Autodesk Expert Elite

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          #5
          Ooohh, I'm starting to get it now. I created a vertical wall sweep, but quickly realized that it's a pain in the arse to put it on all 4 corners and have the L show up correctly. Sometimes it wants to flip itself.

          Not to mention, doing it on 4 corners for 5 columns. Granted, it's only 5, but if I make a family, it's done. I can put it wherever I want it.

          So here's the question. Do I make the entire column a family, and if so, what category? I know there's a column category, but, technically, these are walls. Or do I just create a family that only has the column edges in it? Parametric, of course. I can just apply those edges to the existing "wall" columns.

          Or, am I looking at this totally wrong??
          Dan

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            #6
            It gets into a matter of symantics at this point.

            Is a structural column with architectural cladding a "Column"?
            Or is only the structural column a "Column" and the furring is "Walls"?

            Technically both could be correct. Revit does address this with "Structural Columns" and "Architectural Columns" somewhat.

            In your case, it could go either way. If you treat the furring as walls, then Group them.

            If you consider the whole thing a Column, then build a family.

            In 2012, you could even make it an "Assembly".........lots of choices. None are "right or wrong". You just have to decide what is best for your project in both the Revit world and the real world.
            Cliff B. Collins
            Registered Architect
            The Lamar Johnson Collaborative Architects, St. Louis, MO
            Autodesk Expert Elite

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              #7
              Got it. Everything is already dimensioned, which is why I was trying to keep the existing geometry. But, I guess I'm creating more work for myself thinking that way. It's not like dimensioning in Revit is hard. I'll create one column correctly, group, and copy. Done.

              Thanks for the insight Cliff.
              Dan

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