steven-g Posted October 9, 2016 Share Posted October 9, 2016 I have been following a course now for a while and they are using a book as an example, I must say I am really enjoying this new way of working, but there are a few points, the first project is an example with everything setup for a basic house design, what I would love to see is the real basic stuff, some people may consider it more advanced material but I want to know how these families work it's fine having preset wall types but why do they work, what is actually driving this stuff. In Autocad if you want to do anything interesting you have to create blocks etc, here we are being given "blocks" but no concept of the underlying thought process, are there any resources that start with this basic stuff, like, what is a project?, what is a family? and what makes it tick. A second point, maybe linked, when drawing a detail, we are shown how to cover a lower portion of the wall insulation at the top of the foundation level with a region, so it looks like it would in normal construction, or the expansion joint around a floor slab, again is added as a region in the detail, sorry but this just feels like using overridden dimensions, surely there has to be a way to add this sort of detail into the wall/floor family. Or using a filled region to redraw a hatch pattern that "looks" nicer. To be clear I'm not looking for specific answers on problems, just some really clear "simple" explanation of whats going on 'under the hood' if it exists. Does anyone know any good books or youtube channels that get into this stuff. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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