Friday, July 09, 2010

Creating a helix using Adaptive components in Revit 2011

A few months back I looked at how to create a helix in Revit 2010 without the need of any heavy math. Zach Krone and BIM troublemaker did similar examples on there blogs with varying degrees of complexity.

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So I figured the other day that there must be a smarter way to do this in Revit 2011 with the new adaptive component tool. Take a look at the youtube Video for more info.

With a bit of messing around you can end up with something like this. :-)

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8 comments:

ArquiTemTudo said...

Very Very NICE! Thanks a lot for this video and for sharing the knowledge.
But I think: does it has significance to make a project to be built? Because its placed in mass family... Can I use CNC to mass families? Or it just a study?
Rhino and Catia, even the form is complex, you can build. Can we do the same with Revit mass studies?

ArquiTemTudo said...

Very Very NICE! Thanks a lot for this video and for sharing the knowledge.
But I think: does it has significance to make a project to be built? Because its placed in mass family... Can I use CNC to mass families? Or it just a study?
Rhino and Catia, even the form is complex, you can build. Can we do the same with Revit mass studies?

STRIDESIGN said...

I would understand the true function of this tool is how you make a tutorial showing the use of this tool in a real project?

Allan said...

Great stuff David, always love seeing what you're doing.

Little thing, do you know you can just pick a plane and it sets that as your working plane, you don't always have to go to the set plane command. Minor point! Awesome stuff.

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Dave Baldacchino said...

Nice work David! Now stop obsessing and move on to some other geometrical challenge :)

Zach Kron said...

Hey David,
Looks like your method is getting picked up by the main stream:
http://www.architectureweek.com/movies/14740_image_9.mp4

http://www.architectureweek.com/2010/0804/tools_1-1.html

What's that thing about imitation being the most sincere form of flattery?

AA said...

Dear David:

I was very impressed with your blog as I have never used Massing Tool before, as I use Revit Structure and too me massing had no real application in Structure. Since you were showing steps slowly I was able to follow all your steps and was able to create it myself.
Keep up the good work.