Ever want to remove those annoying seams that show up when you create a “revolve” in the Mass and Adaptive component environment for both surfaces and solids as shown in the image below?

The way I have removed them is simply JOIN another piece of geometry to them. 
SOLID REVOLVES
For solids join another solid to it. I use a small cylinder and if I don’t want it to show up outside of the solid (a sphere in this case) I hide it within the solid as shown in the image below.
SURFACE REVOLVES
For surfaces, I just use a small void cylinder and “cut” the surface with the void. I don’t use a solid cylinder (as the case with the sphere) because solids do not join with surfaces as shown in the image below.
NOTE: When you “cut” a surface with a void or “join” a solid with another solid then you are essentially creating a “new” element that is similar to a Boolean operation in 3dsmax. This new element has no seams!  Hope this helps. 

7 thoughts to “How I Remove seams from Mass and AC revolve surfaces and solids in Revit

  • seandburke

    OMG! Marcello, you are my hero. This is the best thing since sliced bread.

  • Paul F. Aubin

    Nice tip! Thanks.

  • Dave Baldacchino

    Great tip!

  • goalie dan

    Thanks for your SCRUG presentation; any word on posting the datasets?

  • Marcello Sgambelluri

    working on dataset stay tuned

  • André van Tulder

    Looking forward to it Marcello. Did I just see that you did another animal, an elephant, over on the dynamo blog! Awesome

  • 3idarchitecture

    A clever solution … I disliked the seams but never tried adding another object to get rid of them…

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