Join Eric Wing for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a casing sweep, part of Revit: Families.
In this lesson, we're going to add some casing to the inside and outside of the door. Adding casing involves actually creating a sweep. The trick to casing is to have it adjust to the door. Also, it would be nice to use a predefined profile that we can use to create the sweep. The objective of this exercise is to load a profile casing and to sweep it on both sides of the door jamb. We're also going to start a new project, draw a wall, and start testing the family Live. Open the door family and follow along. On the View Control toolbar let's set our visual style to shaded. That where we can see the wall to the door a little better. On the quick axis tool bar, lets make sure we have thin lines selected. That way it's a lot easier to see the line.
What we're going to do, is we're going to create a sweep. We're going to use this edge of the wall as our sweep path. The first thing we need to do is load a profile into a model. On the Insert tab, click Load Family. Let's scroll on the profiles, let's go to Finish Carpentry, let's select case in profile two. Let's hit Open. Now let's create the sweep.
In the create tab click the Sweep button on the forms panel. The first thing we need to do is click pick path in the Sweep panel. Click this line first just the edge of the wall, click this line second and click this line. Once you have those lines picked click Finish Edit mode. Now we can select the profile, instead of by sketch hit the drop down select casing profile seven and a quarter by 13 16.
Click onto the drain area hold on your wheel button, pan around a little bit. Zoom in get a better look at it. Here's our casing profile, it's in the wrong direction but we can change that. For the Y value, let's type in negative six inches and hit Enter. On the floor plans, let's go down the ref level floor plan, let's zoom in on it. Got a nice little eighth inch reveal there.
It's perfect. Hit Escape a couple times. Let's go back to a 3D view on the Quick Access toolbar, click the Default 3D view button. Zoom out. We click Finish Edit mode. Now we have a sweep, that goes around the door. Nice little reveal, go to floor plans ref level, it's shaping up to be a real sweet detail.
Now, the instinct is to mirror this, that will not work. We have to repeat the same exact procedure on the back of the door. Go back to a 3D view. Let's roll around to the back. Let's add the sweep to this side. On the create tab, go to the Forms panel, click Sweep. On the Sweep panel, click Pick Path, pick that line, that line and that line. And the mode panel, click Finish Edit mode, for the profile, let's grab casing profile, seven and a quarter inch, same problem.
For the Y offset, let's type in minus six inches, let's go to out floor plan. Let's just make sure everything is good, I think its good, lets go back to our 3D view. Click Finish Edit mode and you've got it. Now for the moment of truth is it going to flex with our model. On the Properties panel, click the Family Types button, let's change the width to four feet, hit Apply.
Hit OK. She's flexin'. Now, click the Save button. Let's create a new drawing and really start testing this thing live. Go to the application button go to new project, for a new project let's use an architectual template and click OK. Now let's just draw a wall on the architecture tab click the Wall button let's try something big. Let's go with that exterior brick and seem you want metal stud. That's a pretty big wall.
Just draw a straight line, doesn't have to be fancy. Let's set our detail level to fine, hit the Control key and then Tab and we go back to our family. On the family editor panel, click load into project, notice this is our arched door. And notice that it behaves like a door. It's going to go into the wall. Notice depending on the side of the wall, the jamb will be on the inside or the outside. Let's make it so the jamb is on the outside.
Pick the wall. And it behaves like a door should. It tags it. We're off to a great start. Hit Ctrl+Tab again, go back to the family. Save it one more time. This door is sweeping me off my feet. We were able to to use an embedded profile then change the offsets to create a nice reveal. The good news is this reveal stays consistent when the door changes.
- Creating a basic profile family
- Creating a door family
- In-place massing
- Working with complex families
- Using yes/no parameters and if statements