Some time ago I wrote another article in this blog, about rotating a model object in Revit in 3 different axes. That method, based on reference lines and nested families, can be used in both the standard and the conceptual environment. By "standard" I mean a family that is created with the "generic model template", or similar; by "conceptual" I mean a family that is created with the "generic adaptive template" or similar.
Updated 04-25-2013 at 05:17 PM by Alfredo Medina
In this article, I want to provide some guidelines about modeling a tensile fabric roof, as the one shown in this image:
To understand the process, I will explain first how to model one portion of the roof. That portion corresponds to a quarter of one of the "pyramids" that we see in the image above. Once we understand how to model that portion, the rest is easier to understand, since it will be just a repetition of the same method.
Updated 11-18-2012 at 02:13 PM by Alfredo Medina
This blog article contains two different solutions to a question posted by "Gaby424" at RFO, at this post. I found the question very interesting, and decided to study a solution. The challenge is to find a method to project a spline that is designed flat at the reference level, onto a curved, sloped surface.
The projection needs to meet two requirements:
1) The resulting 3d spline must be hosted at the surface, and
2) The resulting 3d spline must be similar
Updated 03-31-2012 at 09:32 AM by Alfredo Medina