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Vasari Talk: Formula Foo

2012-03-20_1433

I’m going to be leading our free webinar tomorrow (Wednesday), talking about using formulas in Vasari families.
Register now! Wed, March 21, 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Questions on this topic? Post them here.

Summary: Parameterizing a dimension? Easy. The fun really begins when you manipulate and even create geometry using formulas.

  • Learning Goals: At the end of this session, you will be able to
    • Use basic Revit/Vasari formula syntax including conditionals, operators, rounding, and math constants such as sin, cosine and pi.
    • Use some simple formulas to manipulate a parametric massing family to explore various permutations
    • Reference parameters from a nested family in a formula

    Edit:  Let’s try something new.  I’m going to do something like this tomorrow.  You can watch ahead of time and then have questions for tomorrow.

    Formulas in Families

  • 9 comments:

    1. It would be nice if someone at your end would publish an example tutorial before the meeting so that we can engage you with more substantial questions/comments during the meeting.

      Revit User
      Peter

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    2. Hi Peter,
      Good idea, let's try. Check out this video
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8trdVX3h9kk&feature=youtu.be
      This is what I was thinking about doing tomorrow

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    3. Hi Zach, would a recording of the webinar be available for those of us who can't make it to your session?

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    4. Yes, we will have a video available later in the week.

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    5. Hi Zach, I'm really appreciating you efforts in making things easy with us... And i would ask you if there's any links which explaining how to make forms like the one in the next link? (i mean the freeform pattern) http://static.ziftsolutions.com/clients/autodesk/assets/revit/images/revitarch_2012_visual_display_opt_1_large_1400x696.jpg
      And thanks in advance.

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    6. Hi Ayman,
      The pattern in that image is actually just a manually drawn void that is subtracted from a wall by face. Good old fashioned hard work by Angela.

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    7. Hi Zach,

      I was just trying to build this model in revit with the same formula, but when I start using "if" i am having an error saying "unexpected end of expression".
      I am not sure what I am missing, Do you have any idea what I might be doing wrong?

      thanks

      ilkay Standard

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    8. Ilkay,
      Sounds like you might be missing a parenthesis

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    9. yes! i actually realized right after I asked you:)

      Thanks,

      ilkay

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