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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to create reliable, flexible, parametric curved forms in the Family Editor
  • Learn how to componentize your families: reuse the parts and pieces
  • Discover what it takes to make a properly flexing compound curve
  • Learn how to use formulas and other advanced techniques to control family curves

Description

Description

Have you ever tried to control the shape of a curved form parametrically in the Family Editor? If so, you’ve no doubt discovered that flexing them sometimes throws you a curveball. In this session we’ll explore several techniques to tame your unruly parametric curves. We’ll look at examples of circles, arcs, quarter round, half round, arches, and we’ll even check out some splines. We’ll look at both simple and compound curves. We’ll work primarily in the traditional Family Editor but most techniques apply to the massing Family Editor environment as well. We’ll explore curvature and rotation, and we’ll throw in some trigonometry for good measure. After this session, I cannot guarantee that you’ll never have another misbehaving curve in your family content, but what I can promise is that you’ll come away with several useful tools to help you tame them when curve-mischief strikes!

Target Audience

Target Audience

Revit Family authors or all industries. If you create Revit content, this session is for you

Speakers

Speakers

Paul Aubin

Paul F. Aubin is the author of many CAD and BIM book titles, including the widely acclaimed Renaissance Revit, the Aubin Academy titles, and dozens of Revit software video training titles for lynda.com. Paul is an independent architectural consultant who travels internationally to provide Revit software implementation, training, content creation, and support services. Paul’s involvement in the architectural profession spans over 25 years, with experience that includes design, production, CAD management, coaching, and training. He has been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University and the Revit Technology Conference (RTC), and he has been a national speaker at the BIM workshops for many years. His diverse experience in architectural firms, as a CAD manager, and as an educator gives his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Based in Chicago, Paul is an Autodesk Expert Elite, an Autodesk Certified Professional, and an associate member of the AIA.

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Published

  • 2015
  • AS10644
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit for Architects
  • Revit for Construction

Industries

  • Architecture Services
  • Engineering Service Providers

Topics

  • BIM (Building Information Modeling)
  • Building Design