Twist a wrought iron rod

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Twist a wrought iron rod

Postby harry123456 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:59 am

Where do I begin to create a family that looks like my atttachment?
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Re: Twist a wrought iron rod

Postby Revit Zone » Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:46 am

Hi there :)

What a great question :shock:

The closest I have come to, in trying to achieve this, is.........

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I did this in the "Conceptual Design Environment". I created a series of profiles, all on different levels- one above the next. And then just chose "Create Form".....

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This bascially just uses the "Loft" function of Revit. Once you have produced a full "revolution", you could then just copy this as many times as neccessary to create the complete twisted part of the rod.

A tutorial on forming "Lofts" can be found here.....

http://www.revitzone.com/conceptual-des ... -loft-form

I'm sure there are other methods of doing this and would love to hear from othere.

Cheers,
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Re: Twist a wrought iron rod

Postby harry123456 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:54 am

Thanks Ian that great. Working on it now.
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Re: Twist a wrought iron rod

Postby Revit Zone » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:33 am

harry123456 wrote:Thanks Ian that great. Working on it now.


You're very welcome :D

To be honest, it does seem a bit of a long-winded way of doing it. I'm sure there must be an easier way- if I find it, I'll post it here!

'Looking forward to seeing your finished result 8-)

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