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    Default Simple sweep in in-place mass editor?

    Hi all,
    in Revit 2011, I am making an in-place mass, for a victorian roof.
    For the life of me, I cannot find the Sweep tool.
    I am aware of the new massing creation environment, but all I need is: draw a rectangle for the path (on top of 4 walls). Draw a profile for the roof shape, which is basically an arch. Then I need to sweep this profile along the rectangular path to obtain a sort of crystal palace roof shape that I can use to make a glazed curtain system.

    The in place mass editor has only this "make shape" thing that is just terrible, even because once you make a shape it's no really parametric. I guess it really helps for some organic designs, but where is the simple sweep tool?

    Any idea?
    Should I create the sweep using an in place component and then touching that face to create the glazing system? I am not sure that would work...

    Thank you,

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    Default Re: Simple sweep in in-place mass editor?

    Quote Originally Posted by gsucci View Post
    The in place mass editor has only this "make shape" thing that is just terrible, even because once you make a shape it's no really parametric. I guess it really helps for some organic designs, but where is the simple sweep tool?
    So the tool is not terrible. it's actually quite elegant. You just need a little understanding of how it works. If you have your arch shaped roof, you already have your path. Just sketch your profile at the position of the edge of the roof at the correct orientation. Then use the line tool, but use the pick option to pick the edge of the roof for the path. Pick the profile you've sketched, and then while holding the control key, select the line that you just drew to use as the path, and then click the Create Form button. The profile will sweep along the path, and it's fully parametric if you add the parametric values as dimensions.
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