Friday, August 15, 2008

Structural Foundation Parameter Issue

While working on some Structural Foundation Pile Cap families I noticed that the stock parameters Length and Width would not permit data entry changes in a schedule.

Take the stock Structural Foundation.rft family template. Create a simple family that uses Length and Width. Load it into a project and set up a quick schedule. See if you can enter values? Anyone confirm this? Doesn't seem like it should be this way?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Using RST 2009 - works fine for me.

Alfredo Medina said...

Steve, not exactly a comment to this blog article, but something related. Is it my impression or there is a bug in a parameter called "area" in the structural foundation schedule? This parameter is producing a result that the sum of the areas of all the faces of the footing divided by 2. Who would think that a parameter named as "area" is going to give that kind of result? Makes no sense to me, and I think it is a bug. What do you think? See this thread in RFO for reference: http://www.revitforum.org/structure-general-questions/21012-problem-quantities-schedule.html

Steve said...

Sounds like "area" is surface area then?

Alfredo Medina said...

No, it´s HALF of the total surface area. ???