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!
- 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
Paul F. Aubin is the author of many CAD and BIM book titles including the widely acclaimed: The Aubin Academy Mastering Series and his "deep dive" into the Revit family editor: Renaissance Revit. He is also the author of dozens of Revit video training titles on LinkedIn Learning (powered by lynda.com content) Paul’s training covers all aspects of Revit from beginning to advanced. Paul is an independent architectural consultant who travels internationally providing Revit content creation, implementation, training and support services. His involvement in the architectural profession spans nearly 30 years, with experience that includes design, production, CAD management, coaching and training. He is an active member of the Autodesk user community, and has been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University, BILT and Midwest University (MU) for many years; and he recently gave the keynote address to the Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA) annual conference. 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. Paul is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, an Autodesk Expert Elite and an Autodesk Certified Professional. He lives in Chicago with his wife and their three children currently attend universities around the country.