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Using divided surfaces for complex arrays

User Question: can you make a cable stayed bridge in Revit? Can you do it such that each precast element is distinct and can be individually documented?

Yes.
Of course, using the method I'll show below, your category ends up being curtain panel. Mwah, mwah. These are modeled as solid sections, the final application would need to be far more nuanced. However, I think this exercise demonstrates how divided surfaces can be used as a sophisticated 3 dimensional array tool. The basic setup for the precast section of bridge uses the same technique of offsetting points shown in this tutorial.
The video is fast and dirty (replaying a journal file), I'll try and add more detail and explanation later. Run time about four and a half minutes.






Suggested listening for this video

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  1. I'll have something to say as soon as i pull my jaw up off the floor.

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