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Friday, November 20, 2009

REVIT - Placing Model Text on a Curved Wall

Another great tip from Daryl Gregoire. It's funny to me because the other night before my e-SPECS demo, I didn't have a powerpoint slide with my info, so I was trying to quickly put model text on a wall from my Revit demonstration. I kept having issues selecting the plane to add the text and finally got it right. Adding a reference plane would have made it so much easier for me.


You cannot place model text on a curved wall but you can place model text on reference planes so the work around is to create a series or reference planes tangent to the curved wall and place one letter on each reference plane. Takes a little bit of time but it works.

In the example shown above I named each reference plane according to the appropriate letter ie: ‘M’ ‘O’ ‘D’ ‘E’ ‘L’, then 'set the current reference plane' before placing the model text letter.

You can fine tune the ‘plan’ positioning by moving or rotating the reference planes after the letters have been place. You can also nudge the letters around within the reference plane.

I changed the ‘material’ of each letter to achieve the color effect.

See images below.


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