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    The Engineers Guide to Drinks – Revit edition

    Most of us will have the need for a nice drink after a hard week at the office once in a while and some of us will choose to make ourselves a cocktail, or go out and have somebody make one for us. This cocktail will give us some relaxation, but it can also spark our engineering brain. How is this cocktail mixed, what type of booze is in it and how does that relate to the dimensions of the glass it is in and can I streamline the process of making a cocktail.

    Shaan Hurley made a Engineers Guide to Drinks in AutoCAD a few years ago and other people have done it before him also in AutoCAD and even by hand back in the 70's.

    After a Tweet by AutoDesk I got triggered to start this thing in Revit. Info on the project and how I got to the first glass and a download of the first glass can be found here:

    The Engineers Guide to Drinks - Revit edition - Deurloo.net

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    Top work Robin!

    Having served 10 years behind bars in a previous/alternative life (from Architecture) I once planned to set about the same - but I've long since (somewhat dejectedly) put my Revit-tinkering-at-home to bed, so all kudos to you for taking the time!

    Mine's an Espresso Martini.
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    I really like the hand-drawn one!

    The download says that I don't have permission to access it. I swear I'm of legal alcohol consuming age!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    I really like the hand-drawn one!

    The download says that I don't have permission to access it. I swear I'm of legal alcohol consuming age!
    oops, should work now

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyweston View Post
    Top work Robin!

    Having served 10 years behind bars in a previous/alternative life (from [b]A[/u]rchitecture) I once planned to set about the same - but I've long since (somewhat dejectedly) put my Revit-tinkering-at-home to bed, so all kudos to you for taking the time!

    Mine's an Espresso Martini.

    Here you go:

    -espresso-martini.jpg


    Any of you have any idea how to tag the material with the volume ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    oops, should work now
    yes it is! thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    Any of you have any idea how to tag the material with the volume ?
    I think it would need to be a shared parameter that is pulling from you calculations.

    edit: strike that - it doesn't work
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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    edit: strike that - it doesn't work
    Yep already tried

    I can get the volume of each liquid into a schedule, Material:Volume, but so far no tag
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    You could get it to tag, if you wanted to go a little crazy: Each of the three liquids needs to be its own nested family, with a common Volume parameter. You can still do it, and maintain their positions in the glass, if you dont mind doing a little extra work. Youve already done the hard part, and put the math in there.
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    Nice work!
    Yes, shared sub families. Then you could schedule all the component liquids along with their cost by volume to calculate how much the round will cost you...
    It might actually make it easier to have a stack of truncated cone families (frustrums?) so when you increase the volume of one it pushes the rest up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowyweston View Post
    Having served 10 years behind bars in a previous/alternative life
    I'm sorry to hear that you were in jail for 10 years

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