Join Paul F. Aubin for an in-depth discussion in this video Nesting adaptive families, part of Revit Architecture: Advanced Modeling.
We often use profile families to create 3D forms in both the project environment…where we use them for railings or sweeps and the Family Editor environment where…we also can use them for sweeps or swept blends.…A profile is a simple 2D shape created in the Family Editor in a profile…family and then loaded into one of these other environments and used to create the 3D object.…In the massing environment we can't actually load in profile families directly.…That workflow won't work the same way.…But we can do almost exactly the same thing that we can do with profile families,…using simple generic model families.…
You create a generic model family, you draw your profile shape there, load it…into your massing family, and then you can use it much the same way.…For example, I can create a shape and sweep it along this path that I've…got drawn right here.…So what I have open onscreen is a massing family which is called Main Entrance…Molding, and this is actually an adaptive component Family. And if you watched…
AuthorPaul F. Aubin
- Understanding some different approaches to modeling
- Building an in-place mass
- Creating and manipulating massing forms
- Using X-Ray and Dissolve
- Performing an energy analysis
- Applying geometry to surfaces
- Configuring divided surfaces
- Nesting massing families
- Stitching borders with adaptive components
- Working with lofting techniques
- Adding dormers and soffits
- Choosing a wall modeling strategy
- Working with curtain walls
- Building custom stairs
- Creating a custom material
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Getting Started with the Massing Environment
2. Using Massing to Design Building Forms
3. Rationalizing Massing Forms
4. Using Massing to Create Unique Forms
5. Refining Building Maker Elements
6. Choosing Wall Modeling Strategies
7. Working with Curtain Walls
8. Applying Finishing Touches
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