Parametric Endcap

Last modified by Timea Lorincz on 2019/01/09 10:26

Parametric endcap

The parametric endcap is a component within IMPACT Revit walls. Parametric endcaps are created for wall elements where parametric values correspond. The user can customize the parametric endcap and apply it to multiple wall elements with the same general shape and thickness. Parametric endcaps are created in family where the user defines, which geometry parameters could be modified when applying to the wall. 

Create parametric endcap

1.The first step is to open Revit and create a new endcap family using the parametric endcap template.

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2.After opening the parametric endcap template save the file in your company's standard. The parametric endcap must be saved into the endcap folder in order to be able for using it on a wall.

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3.From the Create view choose the line tool and draw the geometry for your parametric endcap.

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4.By using the align tool pin the previously drawn lines, which are forming the geometry. The lines will be locked to the reference planes.

Note: If needed, create new reference plane lines by right clicking on a existing reference plane and selecting Create Similar command.

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5.Place dimensions for  your geometry using the Aligned Dimension tool.Label the dimensions by using the Label tool, first select the dimension and then Label tool will be accessible. In the Parametric Properties specify a the name for the dimension in the Name field and selecting Instance option. To finalize the command press on OK.

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6.Lastly save the file and go to IMPACT view and select the Parametric endcap function. Pick the geometry of your endcap, press on finish and then on Ok to finalize the command.

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The new parametric family is now ready to be applied on any wall elements with the same general shape and thickness.

 

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Created by Timea Lorincz on 2019/01/07 11:40
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