Anyone who attended my class at Autodesk University 2012 “AB3741 Advanced Autodesk Revit Modeling Techniques“ remembers that we were able to scale the Revit Cow 10 times its original size in under 5 minutes using the “Scale by Host” method. We even were able to place a floor, a door and windows in the Revit Cow.
I decided, on the spot and in front of all 300 or more attendees, to create a window that followed the contour of the Revit Cow since all the OOTB window families did not look correct as shown below. This was probably not a good idea to try something like this without practicing it first because I knew something would go wrong and it did!
As the above results show when model lines are NOT HOSTED then it yields the same results as the reference lines. After this last experiment, I was finally convinced that this was a bug and that the developers need to fix it.
So, my fellow blog readers, if you see a Revit developer out there, run them down and tell them to fix this bug in Revit so that you could use model lines when you are creating complex glazing on the 40 foot tall Revit Cow that you downloaded from Marcello’s AU2012 dataset or on your own complex family.
Even after you find a developer, don’t hold your breath and wait for them to fix the bug. Take matters into your own hands and use the workaround….change those hosted model lines into reference lines and then “click” create form. Good Luck!
If you missed the AU2012 class or you want to see me create this again, you will be able to watch it on AU Virtual in early 2013.