Saturday, August 16, 2008
I dug up another railing example that I've had kicking around for a few years now. It was inspired by a client who was modeling an addition to an existing school building that had this pattern on its stairs already. There was some pressure to use this in the new work as well.
If you look really close you'll see the railing is "floating" on a cushion of air. The exercise was about making the baluster, not worrying about posts. It was quite a lesson in Automatic Sketch Dimensions.
These are the "secret" dimensions that Revit uses to manage the position of your family's parts when you don't take the trouble to be specific. You don't know they are there? That's because they are off by default in all family templates. You can find them under the Annotation Categories Tab in Visibility/Graphics. I wrote this POST about them in April of 2006. But I digress.
I've posted the file so it can be downloaded if interested.
You can watch a video about ASD's about this too.
Download Example Project File HERE.