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    Is it possible to have a parameter control the angle of a filled region? Thats my first idea of making this family but I cant get it to work, I dont think its possible.

    I am trying to create a mtl deck direction symbol that has the ability to adjust the angle at which the deck goes... It dosent have to pick up the infomation from the span direction or anything. This is just a quick annotation to throw down to show the areas where the deck changes direction. Having the ability to change the angle of each 1/2 circle with an instance parameter would be idea.

    Any ideas on how to get this to work one way or another?

    Attached rfa is a base for the idea I am trying to get working.
    Attached Files
    -Alex Cunningham

    #2
    You really don't give up, do you? lol

    It's not possible to parametrically change the angle of a pattern.
    You could add a flip to indicate a 90 degree change of span direction, but that's it. unless someone else has a brilliant idea
    Martijn de Riet
    Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
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    Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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      #3
      I never give up!!! I expect great things from this program. :beer: I dont want to resort to visibility graphics and types.

      Maybe if we think outside the box on this one. What if I used lines and controled them all with constraints? The symbol dosent need to grow or scale.
      -Alex Cunningham

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        #4
        Originally posted by Alex Cunningham View Post
        I dont want to resort to visibility graphics and types.
        What´s wrong in using the span direction symbol already provided in Revit, or a modified version of that family?
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          #5
          Thats what we use to id the deck type. The object what they are requesting is basicaly just a symbol that graphicaly shows the edge of where the deck changes direction. You can associate the filled region to the span direction, that works. The problem lies when the deck changes direction.

          Come to think about it I could just have a 1/2 circle that would associate to the span direction and place 2 symbols... Ill try this out. BRB
          -Alex Cunningham

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            #6
            K, Ive taken a stab at thinking outside the box. Its kinda clunky IMO. I am thinking of adding some sort of parameters that allow on the spot adjustment of the circle... IDK I am not good enough yet to design families how my brain works.

            Any tips for improving the function of this family?
            Attached Files
            -Alex Cunningham

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              #7
              Can you post an example of how you want this to work. A simple sketch would suffice.
              I have a couple of ideas but it depends on the context. I haven't dealt with metal decks before so i have no personal reference as to what you need
              Are the changes in metal decks perpendicular or do you also have oblique angles?
              Juan Carlos Moreno
              Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
              Sisley Cosmetics

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                #8
                I think I understand what you are trying to acheive, you want a semi-circle type reveal that shows the span direction of the decking below. But the example you uploaded doesnt seem to do that, so I am unclear exactly what you are after

                If you simply want the semi-circle which reveals lines which show the span direction, you can easily do that straight in the span direction symbol with symbolic lines, but the circle edge will rotate, see below for example

                span.jpg
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                  #9
                  A basic example of what i am going for.
                  Attached Files
                  -Alex Cunningham

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                    #10
                    This is my 2nd idea. Its a symbol set up with a family type parameter and families loaded that are at every 45 degrees. Does not read the span directon and will not update if the span is changed.

                    It only works for certin deck directions. I would need 4 families each having the same setup bu the deck direction lines going in a different direction. Still very clumbsy.
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                    -Alex Cunningham

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