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    Creating Fences

    Is there anyone who knows how to create fences, or where I might import on from.

    #2
    I just use the railings tool to make fences.

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      #3
      In your default family file there should be a folder called "Sample Files" inside there a Rvt. file called fences (these are railings). Open it up pick one you like Copy/Paste into your project, this will give you another "Railing Type" in your railing drop down list, draw as railing.
      Mark Balsom

      If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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        #4
        I made a few with the structural beam system tool on a vertical work plane. Works a treat, and you can cut the profile to follow the topo.
        Then use the coping tool for railing to post clearance for the pedantic.
        cheers
        Motorbike riding is one long bezier curve

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          #5
          Given the problems with railings (cannot host to topo), I tend to use curtain walls so that I can edit the top and bottom profiles.
          Ian Kidston
          http://allextensions.com.au

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            #6
            Originally posted by biff View Post
            I made a few with the structural beam system tool on a vertical work plane. Works a treat, and you can cut the profile to follow the topo.
            Then use the coping tool for railing to post clearance for the pedantic.
            cheers
            You mean like this
            Mark Balsom

            If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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              #7
              Yep, just like that Mark. I had forgotten this was where I found out how to do that. Kudos to you, mate.
              Motorbike riding is one long bezier curve

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                #8
                Originally posted by Ian.Kidston View Post
                Given the problems with railings (cannot host to topo),
                I'm pretty sure you can!?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by snowyweston View Post
                  I'm pretty sure you can!?
                  Unless a major change has snuck through, I am pretty sure that the only elements which will host railings are floors, stairs and ramps.

                  Before I switched to curtain walls, I remember trialing the option of putting a thin floor under the topo to host the railing on - Way too much work and you still ended up with railings which is not the best tool in revit's kit bag in any event. For picket fences, Mark's structual beam methodology works well. I have a curtain wall set up in my template for putting up a generic pailing fence for shadows etc
                  Ian Kidston
                  http://allextensions.com.au

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Ian.Kidston View Post
                    Unless a major change has snuck through, I am pretty sure that the only elements which will host railings are floors, stairs and ramps.

                    Before I switched to curtain walls, I remember trialing the option of putting a thin floor under the topo to host the railing on - Way too much work and you still ended up with railings which is not the best tool in revit's kit bag in any event. For picket fences, Mark's structual beam methodology works well. I have a curtain wall set up in my template for putting up a generic pailing fence for shadows etc
                    +1. We use curtain walls for them as well. Much easier to have gates as Curtain panels, than as balusters or entirely one-off family solutions.
                    Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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