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Divide and Conquer Adaptive Components in Revit v2013. Tim Waldock. PT W. Introduction. Topics: New ways to create Repetitive patterns on surfaces Creating regularised organic shapes Tools: New “Divide Path” on lines, arcs New “Repeat” command on divided paths and surfaces

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Divide and conquer adaptive components in revit v2013

Divide and Conquer Adaptive Components in Revit v2013

Tim Waldock

PTW


Divide and conquer adaptive components in revit v2013

Introduction

Topics:

New ways to create Repetitive patterns on surfaces

Creating regularised organic shapes

Tools:

New “Divide Path” on lines, arcs

New “Repeat” command on divided paths and surfaces

Adaptive components used in projects

Trigonometry

Examples:

Reactor pattern as repeater

Reactor pattern on curved surface

Star Pattern Adaptive Component as Repeater

Arc-based Repeating Modules


Divide and conquer adaptive components in revit v2013

Divide Path

What is a Divided Path?

Limitations

  • Where

  • Path types

    Number of nodes

    Node visibility


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Repeater Pattern

What is a Repeater?

How to create a repeater

Limitations

  • Where

  • What

  • Setout

  • Dissolve


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Repeater Pattern

Repeater types

Single

Multiple

Multiple hosts

Repeater variations

Alternating repeaters

Overlapping repeaters


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Hosted Adaptive Components

Number of adaptive points

How to host points

Multiple points

Multiple hosts

Nested Components


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Single Point Repeaters

Single pattern repeaters


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Single Point Repeaters

Multiple Repeater Patterns


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Single Point Repeaters

Multiple Component Repeaters


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Two Point Repeaters

Two point adaptive components as repeaters – on single divided host


Divide and conquer adaptive components in revit v2013

Two Point Repeaters

Two point adaptive components as repeaters – on multiple divided hosts


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Two Point Repeaters

Two point adaptive components as repeaters – on point & surface hosts


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Repeater Hosts

Divided Path

Divided Surface

Control Point


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Repeater Elements

Adaptive Components

One Point AC

Two Point AC

Three Point AC


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Repeater 1 - Inspiration


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Repeater 1 - Reactor

3 Point AC

Host

Surface +

Control Point


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Alternating Repeater - Reactor

3 Point AC 2 types


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Repeater 2 – Curved Facade

4 Point adaptive component

3 points on adjacent nodes, 1 on control point

Normal to point 1


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Repeater 3 - Inspiration


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Repeater 3 - Inspiration

Fifth Clime – by Hashim Ali


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Repeater 3 – Adaptive Star

1 Point Adaptive Component

2 hosted circles

2 Divide paths

6 Points

12 Points

12 Lines

3D snapping

1 Star

  • 1 Rectangle

  • 1 Selection

  • 1 Solid Star


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Repeater 3 – Star Proportion

Radius proportion parameter

Inside to outside radius

Check


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Repeater 3 - Host

Divided Surface

60 & 30 degrees


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Repeater 3 - Host

Grid spacing

Star radius parameter


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Repeater 3 – Pattern Variations

Proportion Value


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Repeater 3 – Variations - 2 point star

2 Adaptive points

Reporting Length

Proportion

Sinewave calculation


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Repeater 3 – Variations - 2 point star

4 point Adaptive host

30 & 60 degrees

Fixed Distance

  • Repeater

  • Flex point


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Repeater 4 - Inspiration

Octopus Hotel


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Repeater 4 – Repeated Module

Hotel rooms

+

  • Curvilinear plans

  • =

  • . . . . . . .


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Repeater 4 - Module

Divide Path & Repeat

nesting,

shared families,

linking of parameters,

controlling x,y,z rotation of nested components

controlling orientation of nested components when adaptive points move,

repeater patterns


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Repeater 4 – Module

Start simple

Test the process

Add complexity

Line-based


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Repeater 4 - Host

Create Rig

Length

Radius

Divide Path


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Repeater 4 – Host the Module

Host

Orientation

Flip


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Repeater 4 - Repeater

Repeat

Flex

Parameters


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Repeater 4 – Double Repeater

Host again

Reverse direction

Repeat again

Delete 2nd repeater

Divide Path again

Different spacing

Host again

Repeat again


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Repeater 4 – Alternating Repeaters

Delete repeaters

Host – alternate nodes

Create new type

Host – alternate nodes

Repeat again

Create 2 new types

Host – alternate nodes

Repeat again


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Repeater 4 – Tapered Module

Edit the room module

Trigonometry


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Repeater 4 – Tapered Repeater

Reload room module

Concave / Convex

Materials / Colour


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Repeater 4 – Corridor Component

Adaptive Component

Nested Line-based

Overlap room modules


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Repeater 4 – Area Calculations

Edit the room module

Segment area

Check calculations


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Repeater 4 – Schedules

Load into Project

Create schedule


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Repeater 4 – Node visibility

In project – nodes are visible

In family:

Path Representation


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Repeater 4 – Error Checking

Arc repeater component

Error check for radius

V2013 flex bug


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Repeater 4 – Double Curve Adaptive

3 point adaptive components

Nested adaptive


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Divide & Repeat – Summary

Divide Path

Divide Surface

Repeat

“Array for adaptive components”


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Projects – Octopus Hotel


Divide and conquer adaptive components in revit v2013

Tim Waldock

PTW Architects


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