Thursday, May 23, 2013

Adaptive Point Family and Ramps

Luke wrote a post the other day that shows how to use the "scary" adaptive point family to tag a ramp's slope, since the slope tool doesn't work on ramps.

I used them to identify sloped "ramps" that are really floors for a client last summer. We used a three point family that allowed us to click on a corner of the start of the ramp, then at the midpoint of the end of the ramp and finally at the other corner at the start of the ramp. The resulting triangle is what they wanted to see. Using model lines allowed us to see them in many views without having to resort to placing many annotation families in all sorts of views.



Don't be afraid of the adaptive point family!

3 comments:

Alfredo Medina said...

I don't know if that is still broken in 2014, but up to 2013, if you first place the spot slope tool on a floor and then move the slope annotation to a ramp, it works!

Steve said...

Still can't tag a ramp with slope directly in 2014, it reports no slope. The trick you describe DOES work though! That is very quirky...

Alfredo Medina said...

So they didn't fix it, again. arrgg...