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Space Frame Quickie

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I did a post way back in ancient history about a space frame, and a few questions have come in on how to put it together.

Space Frame Quickie

Download the source file from here.

8 comments:

  1. the download link in the original post isn't working.. anyway it can be fixed/updated?

    thanks Zach!

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  2. Hi Rob. Thanks, that link was to a long dead site. I'm having trouble finding that old file, but the new one is better anyway.

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  3. my bad, didn't even see the download on this one... oversight! thanks again!

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  4. Hi Hi. Your tutorial really helped a lot, as I am a beginner, but I was wondering if you have a post about how you created the surface? with revit? Do you have a step by step tutorial, or any useful references

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  5. Hi Sumbo,
    Take a look at this tutorial for a way to make a similar surface: http://buildz.blogspot.com/2011/01/parametric-pattern-vii-placeholder.html

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  6. Hi Zach, great tutorial this one. I've just made a space frame from your lessons and was really easy. But i broke the curtain panel in a couple families, trying to overcome the problem with the overlapping pipes, and couldn't attach parameters from the nested families to similar ones in the host. Is there a way of doing this?

    Thanks,
    Gustavo

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  7. I think i need to explain better what i've already tried:
    -When setting the nested family parameters as type, in the host family (conceptual mass) i can´t assign them to new parameter; this option is unavailable.
    -When setting nested family parameters as instance, in the host family i can assign them to new parameters but i would have to do to all the instances. As the number of instances varies according to host size, i can't see how to do it.

    Gustavo

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    1. Don't know why my first comment isn't showing, so, to clarify: i´m building a space simple frame composed of a curtain panel with a nested generic adaptive model (the pipe). I have some parameters in the nested model that i want to assign to parameters in the host model, which i have already done since i know the number of instances i´m using. The problem is the parameters, like pipe radius, that i want to associate in the massing family, where the number of instances can change a lot.

      Gustavo

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