I get pretty excited when a new Revit blog comes online – is that sad? Revit: Down to the Details has put out some cool posts since it started two months ago, particularly related to fine detailing and also a few posts on rotating curtain panels – both Pattern and System based.
One that particularly caught my eye was this (also thanks to Andy):
Revit: Down to the Details: Rotating Curtain Panel Revisted
In the words of the blog author, MerryMan:
I pride myself at being very efficient at creating Revit components and sometimes going a bit overboard when it comes to creating some of the details of the object.
Most of us use the old Reference Line with angular dimension method to control rotation in our vanilla Revit families.
However, Marcello Sgambelluri has posted three alternative methods to control rotation and angular dimensions, with full step-by-step instructions, at his blog Simply Complex.
I have given three rotation rig methods that do not use the angular dimension parameter in these last two postings. These methods are the Ride the Rail method, the Open Reference Circle method, and the Revolve method.
So the method names again are:
- Ride the Rail
- Open Reference Circle
Read more about them at:
Simply Complex: ROTATION RIGS THAT DO NOT USE THE ANGLUAR DIMENSION PART 2
Simply Complex: ROTATION RIGS THAT DO NOT USE THE ANGLUAR DIMENSION