Remember Julien Benoit’s adaptive component tutorial from a year ago (link here)? Well, Julien has made something pretty cool and posted it on RFO. It is basically a 4 point adaptive component that calculates the area of the resulting surface using Bretschneider’s formula.
Julien’s solution (using an intense formula):
AreaTool#2013_AC_CP_4P.rfa 208.0 KB
This is the formula, if you are interested (!)
sqrt((P – A) * (P – B) * (P – C) * (P – D) – ((A * B * C * D) * cos((BB + CC) / 2) ^ 2))
Alfredo’s more volumetric solution:
Project_panel_areas.rvt 960.0 KB
Note: you will have to login to RFO to download from these links.
Read the whole thread:
AC curtain panel as measurement tool